July 21, 1906


Author Affiliations

Professor of Surgery in the University of Chicago, Professor and Head of the Surgical Department, Rush Medical College. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(3):225-226. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210030048033

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Mozambique, East Coast of Africa, June 2, 1906.

DAR-ES-SALAAM.  Dar-es-Salaam is the capital of German East Africa. Its present population is 50,000, among which there are 500 Germans and many Arabs, East Indians and Goanese. The Goanese are preferred as employés in government offices and the Arabs and East Indians are engaged in business. The city has excellent streets and the public buildings are solid structures which would do credit to any of the smaller cities in Germany. The Roman Catholic cathedral and the protestant church are ornaments to the city and do credit to the denominations they represent. The government school for children, the protestant mission, the hospitals, park, botanical gardens, club house, and the weekly paper published in German, speak well for the intellectual life of the small German population, and serve as useful object lessons for the natives. The harbor is excellent, land-locked, and large enough for

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