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BC's "Island of death" marked a sad chapter in Canada's medical history.

Abstract

Although the first case of leprosy in Canada was detected in 1815 in New Brunswick, the saddest chapter concerning the disease's history in Canada did not open until the late 1800s when leprosy was discovered among Chinese migrant workers on Canada's West Coast--a chapter that was not closed until 1957. Penelope Johnston relates the story of British Columbia's "Island of Death," where lepers used to be quarantined.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Johnston P
Year of Publication
1995
Journal
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
Volume
152
Issue
6
Number of Pages
951-2
Date Published
1995 Mar 15
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0820-3946
Alternate Journal
CMAJ
Publication Language
eng

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