Long Way from Home : The Tuberculosis Epidemic among the Inuit. First Edition in dustjacket


GRYGIER, Pat Sandiford. A Long Way from Home : The Tuberculosis Epidemic among the Inuit. Montreal & Kingston / London / Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, (1994). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xxiv,(2),[3]-233,(3),+ 24pp plates. Index. 8vo, grey cloth, black lettering to spine. McGill-Queen' s/Hannah Institute Studies in the History of Medicine, Health, and Society,no. 2. "A Long Way from Home is the first comprehensive account of the tub erculosis epidemic among the Inuit in the mid-part of this century. The Inuit were victims not only of the epidemic but also of the Canadian government's shockingly slow response and lack of consideration for their culture. Focusing on patients' experiences and the programs set up to deal with the epidemic, rather than a purely medical discussion of the disease and treatment, a voice is given to those involved and a human face to the bare statistics. Based on recollections of patients, interviews with participants in government programs, available literature and statistics, and records of the Northern Affairs Program, Pat Grygier examines the programs for the Inuit in all parts of Canada. Background information on tuberculosis in Canada, conditions of life in the North at the time for both Inuit and non-Natives, and the development and modification of government administration of the North are also covered. " (from the dj). Contents : Part One - Setting the Scene. 1. A brief history of tuberculosis in Canada. 2. The Inuit people and the Arctic. 3. Other players: the Hudson's Bay Company and the Missionaries.4. Other players: the government and the RCMP. Part Two - The Events. 5. E mergence of the problem. 6. The assault. 7. The Eastern Arctic patrol. 8. Life in the San. 9. After the hospital: going home, or a southern grave. 10.The 1960s: new measures in the Northwest Territories. 11. Distinct but sim ilar: the epidemic in Quebec and Newfoundland. Part Three - Conclusions. 12. The balance sheet: one person's point of view. Appendices : 1. Arctic administration and principal events, 1870-1970. 2. Interviews. 3. Hospitals towhich Inuit were sent, 1940s to 1960s. 4. Nanr "Standard Eskimo discharge kit." Spotting to fore-edges, name, else very good in dustjacket. 40.00

Title: Long Way from Home : The Tuberculosis Epidemic among the Inuit. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: GRYGIER, Pat Sandiford McGill-Queen's/Hannah Institute Studies in the History of Medicine, Health

Categories: 888,

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal & Kingston / London / Buffalo, 1994, ISBN:0773512160:

Seller ID: 110354

Keywords: MEDICINE TUBERCULOSIS EPIDEMIC MEDHIST INUIT NATIVE NATSTU CANADA CANADIAN,