Doctor to the North: Thirty Years Treating Heart Disease among the Inuit by John H. BurgessDoctor to the North: Thirty Years Treating Heart Disease among the Inuit by John H. Burgess

Doctor to the North: Thirty Years Treating Heart Disease among the Inuit

byJohn H. Burgess

Hardcover | October 1, 2008

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For several weeks a year, over three decades, he worked as a consulting cardiologist in the Canadian North, a first-hand witness to rapidly changing disease patterns among the Inuit as a Western lifestyle became more prevalent. Through the stories of some of his Inuit patients, Burgess presents a broad spectrum of heart diseases and discusses how they can be prevented.
Doctor to the North provides a unique insight into the making of a heart specialist, researcher, and teacher. It also serves as a history of health care and heart disease in the Canadian Inuit and a cardiology treatise for present and future health care workers.
John Burgess is an emeritus cardiologist at the McGill Health Centre, professor of medicine, McGill University, past-president of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and author of numerous research and review articles in medical journa
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Title:Doctor to the North: Thirty Years Treating Heart Disease among the InuitFormat:HardcoverDimensions:178 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:October 1, 2008Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773534318

ISBN - 13:9780773534315

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"First-hand clinical experience by one of Canada's leading, superbly trained physicians, and the only Canadian who had the opportunity to "sub specialize" in Arctic cardiology - a fine biography." C. Stuart Houston, author of Steps on the Road to Medicare: Why Saskatchewan Led the Way "Dr Burgess has an impressive ability to make complex abnormalities easily understood ... a very useful introduction to cardiology for every medical student." Louis Horlick, author of J. Wendell Macleod: Saskatchewan's Red Dean