Introduction; Reportage, Extract; Reportage, Extract
Mrs Huddlestone Missionary Register
Disease, Exploration, Epidemiology, Climatology
The first extract relates the circumstances of the death of the Wesleyan missionary John Huddlestone from the yellow fever prevailing among the Europeans at Freetown. The introduction to the second extract reports that 'similar afflictions and bereavements' have affected the Church Missionary Society; the extract relates that the society's committee has consequently subjected 'the persons destined to that coast to a still more rigorous medical examination', while noting that 'except in cases which decisively disqualify men for encountering a tropical climate, so many circumstances tend to modify the effects of such a climate on particular constitutions, that there is little certainty in any judgment [sic] which may be previously formed on the subject' (764).
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