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Medicare's Histories

Origins, Omissions, and Opportunities in Canada

Esyllt W. Jones (Editor), James Hanley (Editor), Delia Gavrus (Editor)

As COVID lays bare social inequities and the inadequacies of health care delivery and public health, Medicare's Histories shows what was excluded and what was—and is—possible in health care.

Nancy Van Styvendale (Editor), J.D. McDougall (Editor), Robert Henry (Editor) + others

The Arts of Indigenous Health and Well-Being demonstrates the healing possibilities of Indigenous works of art, literature, film, and music from a diversity of Indigenous peoples and arts traditions.

Inventing the Thrifty Gene

The Science of Settler Colonialism

Travis Hay (Author), Teri Redsky Fiddler (Afterword)

Inventing the Thrifty Gene exposes the exploitative nature of settler science with Indigenous subjects, the flawed scientific theories stemming from faulty assumptions of Indigenous decline and disappearance, as well as the severe inequities in Canadian health care that persist even today.

Structures of Indifference

An Indigenous Life and Death in a Canadian City

Mary Jane Logan McCallum (Author), Adele Perry (Author)

Structures of Indifference tells us about ordinary indigeneity in the city of Winnipeg through Brian Sinclair’s experience and restores the complex humanity denied him in his interactions with Canadian health and legal systems, both before and after his death.

Diagnosing the Legacy

The Discovery, Research, and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Indigenous Youth

Larry Krotz (Author), Frances Desjarlais (Foreword), Heather Dean (Afterword) + others

Indigenous youngsters from two communities in northern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario were showing up not with with what looked like type 2 diabetes. Over the next few decades more children would confront what was turning into not only a medical but also a social and community challenge.

Managing Madness

Weyburn Mental Hospital and the Transformation of Psychiatric Care in Canada

Erika Dyck (Author), Alex Deighton (Author), Hugh Lafave (With) + others

The Saskatchewan Mental Hospital at Weyburn has played a significant role in the history of psychiatric services, mental health research, and providing care in the community. Its history provides a window to the changing nature of mental health services over the 20th century.

A Culture's Catalyst

Historical Encounters with Peyote and the Native American Church in Canada

Fannie Kahan (Author), Erika Dyck (Introduction), Abram Hoffer (With) + others

Piecing the Puzzle

The Genesis of AIDS Research in Africa

Larry Krotz (Author)

In Piecing the Puzzle, Larry Krotz chronicles the fascinating history of the Kenyan, Canadian, Belgian, and American research team that uncovered HIV/AIDS in Kenya, their scientific breakthroughs and setbacks, and their exceptional thirty-year relationship that began a new era of global health collaboration.

Psychedelic Psychiatry

LSD on the Canadian Prairies

Erika Dyck (Author)

In the early 1950s, the leading centre of the world for LSD research was Weyburn, Saskatchewan, where two psychiatrists sought to revolutionize the treatment of mental illness and, in the process, gave rise to a new form of therapy: psychedelic psychiatry.

A Very Remarkable Sickness

Epidemics in the Petit Nord, 1670 to 1846

Paul Hackett (Author)

Manitoba Medicine

A Brief History

Ian Carr (Author), Robert E. Beamish (Author)

For many Canadians, the state of our health care and medical system is at the top of the public agenda. By following the growth and development of modern medicine in one Canadian province, Manitoba Medicine provides an insight into where our present medical system came from and how it developed.

Tell the Driver

A Biography of Elinor F.E. Black, MD

Julie Vandervoort (Author)

The Iron Rose

The Extraordinary Life of Charlotte Ross, MD

Fred Edge (Author)