RIVER BLINDNESS REVISITED

Authors

  • JOHN M. HUNTER

    1. University Distinguished Professor and a professor emeritus of geography at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824–1117.
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  • Kathleen Hunter gave essential assistance in preparing the manuscript, and Craig Colten's patient editorial guidance significantly improved it. Barbara Trapido-Lurie provided assistance in cartography, courtesy of Luc Anselin, director of the School of Geographical Sciences at Arizona State University. Sharon Scott scanned the maps.

abstract.

My hypothesis on onchocerciasis, or river blindness, appeared in the Geographical Review of 1966. It led to an invitation from the World Health Organization in 1972 to revisit the problem area for two months to provide information to assist in the planning of a twenty-year program of intervention. This article presents unpublished maps selected from my 1972 report. The issues discussed have relevance today regarding international health projects, air-mass climatology, and human geography.

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