A Doctor and his Dog in Uganda

Due to some technical issues we haven’t been able to post our book- feature on Friday. But with a little delay here it comes: „A Doctor and his Dog in Uganda“ is in todays book feature. It is a book from the writings of A.R. Cook, B. A., M.D., B.Sc. Medical Missionary of the Church Missionary Society. Published in 1903 by The Religious Tract Society in London.

The book is about his life in Uganda as a doctor. In 1896 Albert Cook went to Uganda with a church missionary Society mission and in 1897 he established The Mengo Hospital, the first Hospital in East Africa. Together with his wife, Katharine Cook, he established a maternity training school in Uganda. And founded the Nurses Training College in 1931.

Albert Cook was born in Hamsted, London in 1870. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge 1893 and from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1895 as a Bachelor of Medicine. In 1901 he became a Doctor of Medicine. In Uganda he was President of the Uganda Branch of the British Medical Association (BMA) between 1914 and 1918, during which time he founded a school for African medical assistants.

So if you are interested in reading our copy of “A Doctor and his Dog in Uganda” you are very welcome to visit the Uganda Society library.

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