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There were devastating periods from time to time when the caribou failed to come or when the white fox, the staple "cash crop," was scarce because its main food, the lemmings, had declined; or when falling fur prices left the Inuit with insufficient credit to cover their needs at the Hudson's Bay Company store. Peter Freuchen, who lived for many years in the Arctic, described caribou hunting with the Inuit: 22 A Long Way from Home Hunting is not easy on the tundra - the endless, barren, flat land where there is no rock, no bush, nothing to hide behind.
Hamilton Health Association Archive). Annie doing handicrafts at the Charles Camsell (National Archives of Canada, PA-l 39314). The Charles Camsell Indian Hospital, Edmonton, 1950 (National Archives of Canada, PA-139304). Wllcox Pavilion, Mountain Sanatorium, Hamilton, 1960 (Archives of ChedokeMcMaster Hospitals and the Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University. Hamilton Health Association Archive). The Quebec Immigration Hospital, Pare Savard (John Woodruff/National Archives of Canada, PA-I 17288).
Includes 29 cases of unknown status. sputum may be a source of infected dust for as long as six months. The bacillus is not affected by freezing, but sunlight is lethal to it. People can get tuberculosis from infected cattle by eating the meat or drinking the milk. This used to be a major source of infection in babies and children, leading particularly to tuberculosis of the bones, glands, and intestinal tract, though any lesion is capable of spreading into other tissue through the bloodstream or lymphatic channels.
A Long Way from Home: The Tuberculosis Epidemic among the Inuit by Pat Sandiford Grygier