For better or for worse, Tommy Douglas is the figure most closely associated with Medicare in Canada. But long before the CCF was first elected in 1944, Saskatchewan people were organizing and strategizing to ensure their communities had access to doctors, nurses, hospitals, and infectious disease treatment. This episode looks at the evolution of public healthcare in the province between 1872 and 1944.
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Boychuk, Gerard Explaining Public Health Insurance in the United States and Canada
Countess of Aberdeen What is the use of the Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada?
Daschuk, James Clearing the Plains
Houston, C. Stuart Steps on the road to medicare: why Saskatchewan led the way
Houston, C. Stuart Leading the way: A Matter of Life and Breath. The 75 Year History of the Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League and the Saskatchewan Lung Association
Middleton, F.C. Evolution of Tuberculosis Control in Saskatchewan
Ostry, Alec National History of Medicine: The Foundations of National Public Health Insurance
Rands, Stan Privilege and Policy: A History of Community Clinics in Saskatchewan
Shandel, Tom Bitter Medicine, Part One: The Birth of Medicare
Taylor, Malcom G. Health insurance and Canadian public policy: the seven decisions that created the Canadian health insurance system and their outcomes