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In the Presidential handle to the British organization at its final assembly, Mr. Thiselton-Dyer quoted a letter from Sir John Kirk, deploring the forget of possibilities for medical usefulness via British citizens in West Africa. "Such chances," he acknowledged, "never will take place back, for roads at the moment are being made and methods reduce within the jungle and wooded area, and you have got handy all kinds of timber point at the flooring prepared for examine. those carry down with them orchids, ferns, and climbers of many varieties, together with rattan fingers, and so on. yet, very good as are the officials who commit their strength to hence establishing up this state, there isn't one guy who is familiar with a palm from a dragon-tree, so the opportunity is misplaced. unusual to assert, the clinical males of the govt carrier recognize much less and care much less for common heritage than the army males, who not less than remorse they've got no education or research to let them to take an clever curiosity in what they see round them."

Having felt a similar remorse at the different facet of the continent, I had already divided this ebook into elements - one dedicated to a story of a trip in japanese British East Africa, and the opposite to a basic account of the normal historical past of the rustic visited.

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