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"And Neither Have I Wings to Fly":

By Thelma Wheatley

The shocking true story of the institutionalization and abuse of children and adults with intellectual and physical handicaps in Canada's oldest provincial institution in Orillia, Ontario. Daisy Lumsden and her family were such victims, along with over ten thousand children, ... Read more

A Gut Reaction

By Sky Curtis

A Gut Reaction is an entertaining as well as informative true story about the author’s battle to save her son’s life — or at least his large intestine — from a very severe case of Crohn’s disease. With persistence, humour, much searching of the Internet and the help ... Read more

A Life of Caring

By Marilyn Beaton
With Marilyn Marsh & Jeanette Walsh

A collection of oral histories from nurses practicing during the 20s and 30s in Newfoundland and Labrador.

A Trip to Labrador

By Kirby Walsh

A Trip to Labrador contains the letters and journal of Edward Caldwell Moore, who accompanied Sir Wilfred Grenfell to Labrador in 1905 on the hospital ship Strathcona. A Presbyterian minister and professor at Harvard University, Moore writes of his impressions of the land and ... Read more

After the Error

By Susan B. McIver & Robin Wyndham

 

Medical errors kill 24,000 Canadians each year, adversely affect hundreds of thousands, and cost close to two billion dollars. Victims of medical errors and their families who speak out often do so at considerable emotional, psychological, and financial expense. But their ... Read more

Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War

By Shawna M. Quinn

Through ear-splitting, thunderous explosions and fearful eerie flashes in the distance, the nurses of the Canadian Army Nursing Service in World War I waited for the inevitable arrival of wounded soldiers. At the Casualty Clearing Houses, they worked at a feverish pace to give ... Read more

Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War

By Shawna M. Quinn

Through ear-splitting, thunderous explosions and fearful eerie flashes in the distance, the nurses of the Canadian Army Nursing Service in World War I waited for the inevitable arrival of wounded soldiers. At the Casualty Clearing Houses, they worked at a feverish pace to give ... Read more

Amazing Medical Stories

By George Burden & Dorothy Grant

The twenty true tales in Amazing Medical Stories give a rich and entertaining picture of the ways in which medical workers (both real and fake) have used the keys to the mysterious kingdom of life: health, disease, and physical anomaly, birth, death, and post-mortem diagnosis. ... Read more

An Error in Judgement

By Dara Culhane

On January 22, 1979, an eleven-year-old Native girl died of a ruptured appendix in an Alert Bay, B. C. hospital. The events that followed are chronicled here by Dara Culhane Speck, a member by marriage of the Nimpkish Indian Band in Alert Bay. She has relied mainly on interviews, ... Read more

An Error in Judgement

By Dara Culhane

On January 22, 1979, an eleven-year-old Native girl died of a ruptured appendix in an Alert Bay, B. C. hospital. The events that followed are chronicled here by Dara Culhane Speck, a member by marriage of the Nimpkish Indian Band in Alert Bay. She has relied mainly on interviews, ... Read more