Books – Medical History
Origins, Omissions, and Opportunities in Canada
What was – and is – possible in health care.
Art for life’s sake.
The Science of Settler Colonialism
An Indigenous Life and Death in a Canadian City
The tragic consequences of systemic racism.
The Discovery, Research, and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Indigenous Youth
The story of Indigenous youth and Type 2 Diabetes.
Weyburn Mental Hospital and the Transformation of Psychiatric Care in Canada
Seeing beyond an asylum’s walls.
Historical Encounters with Peyote and the Native American Church in Canada
Psychiatrists, peyote, and the Native American Church of Canada.
The Genesis of AIDS Research in Africa
A history of the first and longest running HIV/AIDS research team in Africa.
LSD on the Canadian Prairies
The little-known history of groundbreaking LSD research in Tommy Douglas’ Saskatchewan.
Epidemics in the Petit Nord, 1670 to 1846
Although new diseases had first arrived in the New World in the 16th century, by the end of the 17th century shorter transoceanic travel time meant that a far greater number of diseases survived the journey from Europe and were still able to infect new communities. These acute, directly transmitted infectious diseases – including smallpox, influenza, and measles — would be responsible for a monumental loss of life and would forever transform North American Aboriginal communities. Historical geographer Paul Hackett meticulously traces the diffusion of these diseases from Europe through central Canada to the West.