Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine,  3rd ser. 3 (1824), 289–95.

Memoir of Mr. Samuel Beavan: By the Rev. Samuel Lear

Samuel Lear, Reading




Exploration, Disease, Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Pharmaceuticals

    Relates Beavan's death of a fever, while attempting to reach a mission station in South Africa. Observes: 'His constitution was not able to bear the privations and hardships inseparable from the mode of travelling in that part of South Africa through which their journey lay' (293). An extracted letter, dated from Beaufort Village, north-east of Cape Town, relates that 'Mr. Hemming wrote by post to the Physician, at Graaf-Reinet, a village one hundred and thirty miles from this, giving the best description he could for the disease, and requesting him to send medicine and advice by return of post. Some medicines were sent accordingly and administered, but without the least effect'. (294)

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