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March 28, 1908

MEDICAL CONDITIONS ON THE LABRADOR COAST AND NORTH NEWFOUNDLAND.

JAMA. 1908;L(13):1037-1039. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310390035004

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Abstract

To the general public in the United States and Canada Dr. Grenfell and his work are not unknown and need no introduction, but no paper, so far as I know, has appeared dealing with his work strictly from a medical standpoint. The following is written to bring his work before the profession in the hope that it may interest some who will be willing and able to help in the future should opportunity arise. The Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen maintains a hospital in North Newfoundland and three hospitals on the coast of Labrador. Dr. Grenfell travels these coasts by dog sledge in winter and in summer on his small hospital steamship Strathcona, visiting and operating not only at the hospitals but carrying medical aid and help in many forms to all the people on these long, desolate coasts. For accounts of how he does this, I must refer to

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