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Savage 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'.

Reference number
AP/28/21
Earliest possible date
1846
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
11 pages
Format
Drawing
Manuscript

Creator name

Thomas Staughton Savage

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Thomas Staughton Savage, Unpublished paper, 'An account of the desquamation and change of color in a negro [sic] of Upper Guinea, West Africa' by Thomas Staughton Savage, 1846, AP/28/21, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_28_21/unpublished-paper-an-account-of-the-desquamation-and-change-of-color-in-a-negro-sic-of-upper-guinea-west-africa-by-thomas-staughton-savage, accessed on 21 May 2024

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