Labrador Memoir of Dr Harry Paddon, 1912-1938

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Jul 16, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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Dr Harry Paddon's memoir is an extensive account of life in Labrador prior to its entry into Confederation. As the Grenfell Mission's principal physician for over twenty-five years, Dr Paddon travelled extensively throughout Labrador by both dog team and boat. Through his journals he fashions a portrait of Labrador society in accord with the traditional rhythms of trapping and fishing, as it was before the onset of industrial development. He also chronicles the demands of northern medicine in response to pervasive threats such as tuberculosis and deficiency diseases, including a moving description of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-19.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
ix
Maps
xlv
Down North along the Labrador Coast
20
Up Hamilton Inlet to the Garden of Labrador
44
The Long Winter Trail
69
The Same Concluded
83
Northward by DogTeam into Eskimo Territory
106
Outbreak of War
122
Further Insight into
143
The Challenge of Disaster
158
I4 Campaigning for Funds
171
I5 Fire and Friends
183
I6 The Passing of Yale from the Service
195
Further Developments in Child Welfare Work
207
Extended Medical Cruising
217
I9 Recent Developments and Impending Changes
232

Founding of North West River
133

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Memorial University of Newfoundland

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