Nubians & Medicine: C-Sections

More Nubian Medicine: as recently as the 1880's, the mortality rate for Caesarean Sections in Europe was nearly 100%. The technique was used to save the life of the child only. Dr. R. W. Felkins shocked the European medical community when in the Edinburgh Medical Journal of 1884, he published a report that the Banyoro surgeons in Uganda routinely performed Caesarean Sections without harm to the mother or child. A group of European surgeons studied for months with the Ugandans where they also learned sophisticated concepts of anesthesia and antiseptics such as routinely washing the hands and mother's abdomen with alcohol prior to surgery to prevent infection.