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An Error in Judgement: The Politics of Medical Care in an Indian/White Community

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In 1979, a Native girl died of a ruptured appendix in an Alert Bay, B.C. hospital. Dara Culhane Speck uses interviews and public records to describe how this small, isolated community took on the local hospital, provincial and federal ministries of health, and national media, because the tragedy’s implications reached beyond one child, one physician, one town, even one century.

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