By Douglass Hall, Douglas Hall
Michael Garfield Smith used to be an across the world distinct anthropologist. He was once additionally a poet of advantage, yet few humans knew that or rather understood the conflicts, own and expert, that made him, within the opinion of many that knew him, look conceited and unapproachable. This account attempts to teach the full guy, and it really is so far the single biography of M. G. Smith. "A guy Divided" is a quick account of M. G. Smith the fellow, "the proficient, hardworking Jamaican and how he made his manner, instead of of the tutorial functionality of Professor M. G. Smith the across the world distinctive anthropologist". Preface
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Theoretically, we should then have the help of an analyst to determine the food values of samples I'd send him, but there isn't one in Nigeria. My miserable sample of ten households, if I can repeat it elsewhere, will at least be something definite about native diet of which nothing is accurately known. Michael Smith wanted reliable information on crop yields, and if the farmers would not give it, he would find out for himself. Using small areas selected for their apparently differing qualities of fertility and yields, Smith went into the cornfields.
Went to bed with fever, as a result of four very busy days plus the cold (comparative) out here. Fagaci came to see me and immediately went in his car to the Government Stock Farm eight miles away to tell the nearest Europeans. They phoned Dr Innes in Zaria, and at one o'clock he was here in his car! Good service! I wasn't bad, and it soon subsided so I sent Cook after Mike to say I was all right. I was feeling a bit odd when he left. Both Mary and Mike took daily doses of anti-malarial drugs, but no matter what the preventative measures were - drugs, mosquito-nets and long pants, mosquito boots and long sleeves donned at dusk - Mary frequently succumbed.
Small and easy to get around as the villages might be, Mike and Mary discovered that it was no simple matter to collect the information they wanted. Collaboration between the emirate's hierarchy of officials and British officials working with the Resident was generally greater in declared intention than in real achievement. It was hampered by different views of an ideal world 33 A Man Divided: MICHAEL GARFIELD SMITH 1921-1993 Hausa Compound (or GIDA) held by representatives of widely differing civilizations rather than by particular political disagreements.