Boyd-Orr, John Boyd Orr, baron, 1880-. Studies in nutrition: the physique and health of two African tribes

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Studies in nutrition: the physique and health of two African tribes

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. Maasai (FL12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Nutrition (146); 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 natives.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 14

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. fl12-014

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 English

Note: Only pp. 2-3, 15-82 are included

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1926-1928

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 Physicians-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Amal Vinogradov ; 1965

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1917-1929

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Kenya

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Masai (African people)


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