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For many Canadians, the state of our health care and medical system is at the top of the public agenda. By following the growth and development of modern medicine in one Canadian province, "Manitoba Medicine" provides an insight into where our present medical system came from and how it developed. Beginning with a description of some early Aboriginal healing practices andFor many Canadians, the state of our health care and medical system is at the top of the public agenda. By following the growth and development of modern medicine in one Canadian province, "Manitoba Medicine" provides an insight into where our present medical system came from and how it developed. Beginning with a description of some early Aboriginal healing practices and of the physicians of the Red River Settlement, "Manitoba Medicine" follows the struggles in the 1870s to establish what would become the first medical college and the first major hospitals in Western Canada. It chronicles the fight for public health in the 1920s, the development of health insurance and medicare after WWII, and medicine's role in fighting the 1950 Winnipeg Flood and the polio epidemic of the late 1950s. "Manitoba Medicine" also provides vivid accounts of many of the individuals who built Manitoba's medical system, including early educators like Swale Vincent, pioneering women physicians such as Charlotte Ross, important researchers like Bruce Chown, and colourful private practitioners such as Murrough O'Brien....

Title : Manitoba Medicine
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ISBN : 9781283090902
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Manitoba Medicine Reviews

  • Laura
    2018-11-19 10:38

    While the content was quite interesting, particularly of the pre WWII era, Carr's writing style was particularly distracting. He often repeated facts, (yes Ian, we know they had diptheria at that time)which took away from the overall content. On the up side, I learned a lot about Manitoba's medical history, and have changed my perspective of some of Winnipeg's old buildings.