Oct 18, 2020
In which we begin an overview discussion about health and
medicine in Canada from the First Nations to New France. Let's look
at a pre-germ theory world with the help of Indigenous legends and
some lame poetry!
- Arnason, T., R. J. Hebda, and T. Johns. "Use of plants for food
and medicine by Native Peoples of eastern Canada." Canadian Journal
of Botany, Vol. 59, 1981, pp. 2189-2325.
- Copway, George. 'The
Traditional History and Characteristic Sketches of the Ojibway
Nation'. C. Gilpin, 1850.
- Daveluy, Marie-Claire. “Mance, Jeanne,” in Dictionary of
Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/Université Laval,
- Faillon, Étienne-Michel. Vie de mademoiselle Mance et histoire
de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Ville-Marie, en Canada. Paris, Rusand,
- Herrick, James W. Iroquois Medical Botany, Syracuse University
Press, 1997. Gagan, David, and Rosemary Gagan. "Hospitals." The
Oxford Companion to Canadian History, edited by Gerald Hallowell,
Oxford UP, 2004, pp. 293-4.
- McPherson, Kathryn. "Nursing." The Oxford Companion to Canadian
History, edited by Gerald Hallowell, Oxford UP, 2004, pp.
- Turner, Nancy J. Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge:
Ethnobotany and Ecological Wisdom of Indigenous Peoples of
Northwestern North America, Montreal, McGill-Queen's University
- Story of
Last Calf and the cure for tuberculosis
- Sproule, Dorothy. “Jeanne
Mance: Founder of Hotel Dieu, Montreal.” Montreal in Verse: An
Anthology of English Poetry by Montreal Poets. Ed. Writers of the
Poetry Group. Montreal, Canadian Authors Association;
Check out this great independent poetry anthology, 'Isolated
Together', right here.
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