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Labrador Emergencies and St. Anthony Institutional Care: Medical Cases of Donald McI. Johnson for the Grenfell Association, 1928–29 (2021)


In contemporaneous and retrospective publications, British physician Donald McI. Johnson wrote about medical cases in 1928–29 for the organization founded by Wilfred Grenfell in Newfoundland and Labrador. The availability of one physician’s cases in published and institutional forms allows consideration of discursive representations of patients for general and clinical readers in the two decades of Johnson’s writing. This study places these cases within the context of Johnson’s medical background and his escape to rural practice in a remote locale, one that emphasized emergency operations in Labrador and hospital care in the organization’s main hospital in St. Anthony. In this way, it broadens knowledge of medical care provided by visiting physicians and considers ways in which such physicians represented local patients in publications for the general reader. Although it determines that Johnson was unique, it indicates the value of the fuller study of publications by other physicians associated with the Grenfell organization.

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Article Jennifer J. Connor (2021) Introduction—Case by Case: Private and Public Representations of Patients in the Grenfell Mission in Newfoundland and Labrador in the Early 20th Century. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine (pp. 340-371). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Connor, Jennifer J.
Malatesta, Maria
Carpenter, Mary Wilson
Elliott, Jayne
Hähner-Rombach, Sylvelyn
Hilber, Marina
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
Medical History
Health and History
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Medizin, Gesellschaft, und Geschichte
Cornell University Press
McGill-Queen's University Press
University of California Press
Hospitals and clinics
Physicians; doctors
Health care
Medicine and society
Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason, Sir
Lister, Joseph, Baron
Ottenthal, Franz von
Santa Maria della Morte
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
20th century
Early modern
Newfoundland (Canada)
Labrador (Canada)
Great Britain
Biblioteca comunale dell'Archiginnasio (Bologna, Italy)

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