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Labour in the laboratory : medical laboratory workers in the Maritimes, 1900-1950

Author: Peter Twohig
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2005.
Series: McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services (Hannah Institute) studies in the history of medicine, health, and society, 23.
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"Medical laboratory technology is currently the third largest health profession in Canada but those who work in it remain largely invisible, both to the public and in the literature. In Labour in the Laboratory Peter Twohig examines the origins of the laboratory workforce in the Maritime provinces and rethinks the broader history of the twentieth-century Canadian hospital."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Twohig
ISBN: 9780773528611 077352861X
OCLC Number: 56920474
Description: xvi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services (Hannah Institute) studies in the history of medicine, health, and society, 23.
Responsibility: Peter L. Twohig.

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