White Witch Doctor is a novel about a young American woman, Ellen Burton, who goes to Congo as a medical missionary.
Ellen is thrown in at the deep end, working as a nurse at a poverty-stricken mission station. Armed with a love for those she is working among and an unfailing sense of humour, she wins the affection, friendship and loyalty of the African people.
The author, Louise Allender Stinetorf (1900 - 1992), had been a Quaker missionary in Palestine and, although fiction, it is written from experience. A 1953 adventure film starring Susan Hayward and Robert Mitchum, based on the book, changed it into a Hollywood love story.
Published by Frederick Muller in 1951.
No dust jacket. Blue cloth boards. With staining on boards and sunning on spine. A good reading copy.