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Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Rompkey, Ronald, Paddon, Harry
A memoir of the experiences of the Grenfell Mission's resident physician in North West River. Dr Harry Paddon's memoir is an extensive account of life in Labrador prior to its entry into Confederation. As the Grenfell Mission's principal physician for over twenty-five years. Dr Paddon travelled extensively throughout Labrador by both dog team and boat. Through his journals he fashions a portrait of Labrador society in accord with the traditional rhythms of trapping and fishing, as it was before the onset of industrial development. He also chronicles the demands of northern medicine in response to pervasive threats such as tuberculosis and deficiency diseases, including a moving description of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-19.Rompkey, Ronald is the author of 'Labrador Memoir of Dr Harry Paddon, 1912-1938' with ISBN 9780773525054 and ISBN 077352505X.
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