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Epidemiology of the Nosu, Western Szechwan, China

Nature volume 134, pages 294295 (25 August 1934) | Download Citation



THE independent Nosu tribes of Western Szechwan, known to the Chinese by the derogatory title of the Lolo, occupy a territory of about 11,000 square miles in the bend of the Yangtse River and according to one estimate number so many as 1,500,000. Politically their country is within the Chinese Empire; but it forms a part of the foothills of Tibet. Information about these isolated inbreeding tribes is meagre and vague.

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