Care for the "racially careless": Indian hospitals in the Canadian West, 1920-1950s.

@article{Lux2010CareFT,
  title={Care for the "racially careless": Indian hospitals in the Canadian West, 1920-1950s.},
  author={Maureen K Lux},
  journal={The Canadian historical review},
  year={2010},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={407-34}
}
In the 1930s, sanatorium directors and medical bureaucrats warned of the threat to Canadian society of "Indian tuberculosis." Long-standing government policy aimed to isolate Aboriginal people on reserves and in residential schools, while their access to medical care was limited by government parsimony and community prejudice. Characterized as "racially careless" concerning their own health, Aboriginal bodies were seen as a menace to their neighbours and a danger to the nation. By the 1940s… CONTINUE READING