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Author Lux, Maureen K. (Maureen Katherine), 1956- author
Title Separate beds : a history of Indian hospitals in Canada, 1920s-1980s / Maureen K. Lux
Imprint Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RA450.4.I53 L977 2016    AVAILABLE    30530001241025
Descript xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-265) and index
"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 Canadians need not share access to modern hospitals with Aboriginal patients. Tracing the history of the system from its fragmentary origins to its gradual collapse, Maureen K. Lux describes the arbitrary and contradictory policies that governed the 'Indian Hospitals, ' the experiences of patients and staff, and the vital grassroots activism that pressed the federal government to acknowledge its treaty obligations. 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."-- Provided by publisher
Subject Indians of North America -- Hospital care -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Discrimination in medical care -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Medical policy -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Indians, Treatment of -- Canada
Hospitals -- history
Quality of Health Care -- history
Indians, North American -- history
Healthcare Disparities -- history
Racism -- history
Human Experimentation -- history
Health Policy -- history
History, 20th Century
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