Health and the health care delivery system : the Micmac in Nova Scotia

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dc.contributor.advisor Howell, Colin D., 1944-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Twohig, Peter 2011-05-09T12:31:51Z 2011-05-09T12:31:51Z 1991
dc.identifier.other E99 M6 T86 1991
dc.description ii, 324 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves [311]-324).
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the history of medical care and the development of the health care delivery system among the Micmac in Nova Scotia during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It examines the relationship of the medical profession to the state and, through this examination, the relationship of the Micmac to the state. This thesis examines a broad range of topics, including the struggle of medical orthodoxy to professionalize, the role of the Micmac in this struggle and the role of the state and philanthropic capitalism in advancing the status of orthodoxy. The thesis then examines the response of the medical profession to later challenges to its authority. These interrelationships grow out of an analysis of varied source materials. Petitions reveal much about the extent and nature of nineteenth century medical attendance. At the same time, these petitions offer numerous insights into the dynamics within the medical marketplace. Tremendous use is made of government reports and publications because of the pervasive concern with the role of the state. As well, newspaper accounts have been utilized to give voice to some of the arguments presented and add colour. This thesis makes a contribution to our collective understanding of the medical profession in Nova Scotia and adds another dimension to the history of the Micmac and their relationship with the state. In doing so, it demonstrates how change within the medical profession and the provision of medical care to the Micmac was a negotiated process and how the Micmac were active participants in their own history.
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dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc E99.M6
dc.subject.lcsh Micmac Indians -- Medical care -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America -- Medical care -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Medicine -- Nova Scotia -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Micmac Indians -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America -- Nova Scotia -- History
dc.title Health and the health care delivery system : the Micmac in Nova Scotia
dc.type Text Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies Masters Atlantic Canada Studies Program Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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