In the review of The Physician and the Slave Trade:
John Kirk, the Livingstone Expeditions, and the Crusade Against Slavery in
East Africa (JAMA, October 6, 1999), a comparison of Dr Kirk and
a fictional character should have read as follows: "While spared the self-destruction
of Joseph Conrad's protagonist [Kurtz in Heart of Darkness], Kirk did contribute to Britain's enduring colonial presence in Africa."
Correction to Book Review. JAMA. 2000;283(9):1213. doi:10.1001/jama.283.9.1213