Labour in the Laboratory: Medical Laboratory Workers in the Maritimes, 1900-50

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 4. mai 2005 - 241 pages
Medical laboratory workers play a crucial role in the health care system but are often hidden from public view. Unlike many previous histories of Canadian health care, Labour in the Laboratory offers an intimate portrait of the women (and a few men) who laboured at the bench. In a detailed analysis of local hospital records, membership records, newspapers, professional health care journals, and other sources, Peter Twohig shows that the history of health care looks different when seen from the perspective of workers other than physicians or nurses.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Laboratory Work in the Maritimes The Institutional Context
19
The Content of Laboratory Work
37
Not Just Bench Warmers Labour in the Laboratory
58
Diffuse Roles and Multitasking
82
Recruitment Mobility and Wages
116
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants Leaves Me Cold
153
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Peter L. Twohig is Canada Research Chair and associate professor at the Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies, Saint Mary's University.

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