Reference numberAP/28/21/1
TitleUnpublished manuscript, 'An account of the desquamation and change of color in a negro [sic] of Upper Guinea, West Africa' by Thomas Staughton Savage
CreatorSavage; Thomas Staughton (1804-1880); American Protestant clergyman; missionary; physician; naturalist
DescriptionSavage shares the case study of Tah-too Duari, a man identified as being of the Grebo [Glebo] people of Cape Palmas [Liberia]. Savage describes how a fever left the man with desquamation of the cuticle and changes to his complexion including a lightening of the skin in areas.

Followed by a portrait in coloured ink of Tah-too Duari which shows details of his complexion.

Subject: Medicine / Dermatology

Received 7 March 1846 / 12 March 1846. Communicated by Richard Owen.

An abstract of the paper was published in volume 5 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'An account of the desquamation and change of colour in a negro [sic] of Upper Guinea, West Africa'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1843.0089
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8083Owen; Sir; Richard (1804 - 1892)1804 - 1892
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