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Separate beds : a history of Indian hospitals in Canada, 1920s-1980s

Author: Maureen K Lux
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Separate Beds is the shocking story of Canada's system of segregated health care. Operated by the same bureaucracy that was expanding health care opportunities for most Canadians, the 'Indian Hospitals' were underfunded, understaffed, overcrowded, and rife with coercion and medical experimentation. Established to keep the Aboriginal tuberculosis population isolated, they became a means of ensuring that other  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Informational works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen K Lux
ISBN: 9781442645578 1442645571 9781442613867 1442613866
OCLC Number: 922463043
Awards: Winner of Aboriginal History Book Prize awarded by the Canadian Historical Association 2017 (Canada)
Winner of Jason A. Hannah Medal awarded by The Royal Society of Canada 2017 (Canada)
Description: xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Making Indian hospitals --
Neither law nor treaty --
Everyone in their place : labour in the Indian hospitals --
Life and death in an Indian hospital --
Getting out of the hospital business --
"The government's eyes were opened" : the treaty right to health care --
Responsibility: Maureen K. Lux.


A disturbing look at the dark side of the liberal welfare state, Separate Beds reveals a history of racism and negligence in health care for Canada's First Nations that should never be forgotten.  Read more...


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'Lux's detailed account will surely be of interest to scholars of Aboriginal history and health care as well as to the people interested in the development of Indian hospitals in Canada.' -- Joanne Read more...

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