28 Route d. CAIRO. Physicians.
animals are to be found in great numbers at all the most frequented points;
at night in front of the cafes; and the stranger who wishes to hire a
donkey is sometimes well-nigh overwhelmed by the charge of light cavalry
to meet his wishes. The donkey-boys of Cairo (preferable to older drivers)
often possess a considerable fund of humour, and their good spirits react
upon their donkeys. The traveller should sternly repress the first symp¬
tom of the usual cruel goading of the animals to quicken their pace.
Galloping is forbidden within the town. The bakshish should be propor¬
tionate to the quality of the donkey and the behaviour of the donkey-boy.
Dragomans (comp. p. xxii). Only travellers who are pressed for time
require a cicerone. The best (5-8 fr. per day) are to be had at the hotels,
where also a list of the guides licensed by the police may be seen. If,
however, the traveller knows a few words of Arabic, and is not in a
hurry, he will soon find his way through every part of the city and the
environs with the aid of his donkey-boy alone.
Cycles may be hired from Moring & Co., Shari'a Kasr eu-Ni] (Roud-
d. Physicians. Chemists. Hospitals. Baths. Hairdressers.
Physicians. English: Dr. Keatinge; Dr. Milton; Dr. Murison; Dr. Sand-
with; Dr. Madden. German: Dr. von Becker; Dr. Engel; Dr. Hess; Dr. Am-
ster; Dr. Wildt. Dr. Comanos-Pasha, a Greek, who has studied in Ger¬
many; Dr. Ambron (Italian); Dr. Heyman (Hungarian); Dr. Pfister (Swiss);
Dr. Eid (Belgian). — Oculists : Dr. K. Scott (English); Dr. Fischer; Dr. Lan¬
sing; Dr. von Herff; Dr. Appel; Dr. von Schiitz. — Aurists: Dr. von Heben-
tanz; Dr. Speyer. — Throat and Nose Specialists: Dr. Beddoe; Dr. Meyer.
— Skin Diseases: Dr. Adam Scheuber. — Orthopaedists: Dr. Kahleyrs;
Dr. Conrath. — Dentists: Mr. Waller, English; Mr. Faber, American;
Dr. Eisner, Dr. von Huenersdorff, Dr. Fellner, all German. — The addresses
may be obtained at the hotels and at Diemer's (see below).
Chemists (high charges). German & English Dispensary, opposite the
Shari'a el-Bawaki 11; Pharmacie Anglo -Amtricaine (Dr. J. Kiippers), Stephen¬
son d: Co., both in the Piace de l'Opera; Myrialaki, in the Halim Build¬
ings, near Shepheard's Hotel; Nardi Apotheke (German), in the Muski;
Ducros (French), Shari'a ez-Zaptiyeh; Pharmacie Centrale, Shari'a Clot-Bey.
Hospitals. German and English Victoria Hospital (PL A, 3), Shari'a Der
el-Benat, well fitted up, and managed by German Deaconesses, under the
superintendence of Dr. Murison and Dr. Wildt. — The European Hospital
(physician, Dr. Adamidi), in the 'Abbasiyeh, is admirably fitted up, and
under the supervision of the consuls.' The patients are attended by sisters
of mercy. The charges are 6-12 fr. per day, poor patients at lower rates.
— The Austrian Hospital, in the 'Abbasiyeh, is managed by Dr. von Becker.
— The large Kasr el-'Ain (PL A, 7), an Arab hospital with a school of
medicine (p. 41), is under the superintendence of Dr. Keatinge.
Baths (comp. p. xxiv). European Baths at the hotels, and in the new
bath-house (also hydropathic, etc.) in the Halim Buildings, near Shepheard's
Hotel (PL B, 3). The swimming bath at tlie Mena House Hotel (p. 25) is also
available for the public. The Arab Baths are scarcely suitable#for Europeans.
Hairdressers in the European style abound in the frequented quarters
(if the town; e.g. under the colonnades opposite Shepheard's Hotel. Their
charges are usually high. — Arabian Barbers (not for Europeans), see p. 37.
Booksellers and Stationers. Diemer (Librairie Internationale), at Shep¬
heard's Hotel (also photographs; Arabic literature); G. G. Zacharia tt Co.,
Shari'a Kamel; The Tourist (Livadas), opposite Shepheard's; Librairie Cen¬
trale (Barbier), next the Hotel Metropole. — British it Foreign Bible Society,
Shari'a Mohammed 'Ali. — Stationery, visiting cards, etc. Boehme it Anderer,
in the Ezbekiyeh; Diemer, see above; Hohl, in the building of the Credit
Lyonnais (p. 20). — Arabian Booksellers, see p. 43.
Photographs. Heyman tt Co. (Diltrich), beside Shepheard's Hotel (depot
for Sebah's photographs of Egyptian scenery and monuments); studio in