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82-003310. 1 Percentages calculated by author. established that the reservoirs of infection were either human beings with tuberculosis or infected cattle. In 1890 Koch produced tuberculin by filtering dead bacilli, and although this proved to be ineffective as a cure, it is still used as the basis for a very accurate diagnostic test for tuberculous infection, the Mantoux test. Human beings pass on the infection by breathing out droplet particles, either in direct contact or in coughing or sputum.
Hamilton Health Association Archive). Five children just off the plane at Hamilton (Archives of Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals and the Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University. Hamilton Health Association Archive). Annie doing handicrafts at the Charles Camsell (National Archives of Canada, PA-l 39314). The Charles Camsell Indian Hospital, Edmonton, 1950 (National Archives of Canada, PA-139304). Wllcox Pavilion, Mountain Sanatorium, Hamilton, 1960 (Archives of ChedokeMcMaster Hospitals and the Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University.
Manager, a wise old Eskimo woman and a doctor, 500 miles distant at Pangnirtung, co-operated and removed manually the retained placenta from an almost fatally bleeding woman. In the Western Arctic, we mostly used a small "Cessna" ... Needless to say, one had to adjust oneself to delays of days or even weeks due to bad weather, engine trouble or other hazards while travelling by aircraft, boat or dog-team. 13 Dr Schaefer also described some of the difficulties that the Inuit encountered when they sought medical assistance.
A Long Way from Home: The Tuberculosis Epidemic among the Inuit by Pat Sandiford Grygier