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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Boyd-Orr, John Boyd Orr, baron, 1880-
Gilks, John Langton
Studies in nutrition: the physique and health of two African
Published By: Original publisher
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office. 1931. 82 p. ill.
[only 68 pages are included here]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by J. B. Orr and J. L. Gilks
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Food consumption (260);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This study presents a survey of the diets of both the
Maasai and the Kikuyu tribes of Kenya. Most of the native foods were chemically analyzed
and their nutritional values assessed. The two tribes have very different diets: The
Maasai's being high in protein, fats and calcium whereas that of the Kikuyu was high in
carbohydrates. Marked differences were found in the incidence and kinds of diseases among
the two tribes. Included in the report is a thorough description of tropical ulcer as found
in Kenya. A number of experiments were carried out to determine the relation between
changes in diet and rates of growth among children and adolescent natives. Tentative
conclusions are presented on various aspects of native diseases, rates of development and
nutritional values of foods consumed as they affect the physique and strength of the Kenya
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Only pp. 2-3, 15-82 are included
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Amal Vinogradov ; 1965
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Masai (African people)