Reference numberNLB/30/500
Alternative reference numberNLB/30 p292-296
TitleCopy letter from Archibald Geikie and memorandum by Captain Greig, to the Secretary of State for the Colonies
Date3 April 1905
DescriptionIn compliance with the Secretary's request made at the Conference of 22 March, Geikie provides a detailed statement of the points on which, in the opinion of the Society, action on the part of His Majesty's Government is called for in regard to the investigation of Sleeping Sickness.

Discusses points in reference to scientific research under the supervision of the Society and the use of the services of the local authorities of the protectorates in obtaining information.
Lists problems urgently requiring attention and recommendations from the Society.

Includes memorandum of enquiries to be undertaken by the local authorities in Uganda by Captain Greig.

The Society would be glad if His Majesty's Government could enlist the cooperation of the Egyptian Government in taking steps to watch the progress of the disease in the Nile Valley, and to devise such measures as may seem practicable to limit the passage of infected individuals into tracts of the fly-belt where the disease has not yet appeared.

They would also be glad if the Government could make arrangement with the Governments of Germany, Portugal and the Congo free state as would ensure that copies of all official reports published by them, dealing with Tropical Diseases, would be furnished to the Society.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6174Geikie; Sir; Archibald (1835 - 1924)1835 - 1924
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