Chills and Fever: Health and Disease in the Early History of Alaska

By: Fortuine, Robert

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A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. Previous owner's name on dust jacket blurb. "The book first presents a concise summary of the health aspects of traditional Alaskan cultures, then reconstructs the best available picture of the various deseases from which the people suffered up to the time of the first European contact. Next, the narrative follows the often uneven growth of health services in Alaska, from the ships' surgeons on the earliest voyages of exploration and the unique health care system of the Russian-American Company to the American medical missions in the hectic times of the Gold Rush. The final section provides sketches of certain health problems having a profound impact on Alaska history, including smallpox, influenza, syphilis, tuberculosis, and alcohol abuse." 393 pages.

Title: Chills and Fever: Health and Disease in the Early History of Alaska

Author: Fortuine, Robert

Categories: History, General, Health/Medicine, Native Peoples,

Publisher: Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A., Univ of Alaska Pr: 1989

ISBN Number: 0912006412

ISBN Number 13: 9780912006413

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 107665

Keywords: ALASKA HISTORY ESKIMOS UNITED STATES,