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dc.contributor.supervisor Burke, Stacie (Anthropology) en
dc.contributor.author Highet, Megan J.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-12
dc.date.available 2008-09-12
dc.date.issued 2008-09-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3076
dc.description.abstract This thesis represents the first anthropological perspective to be offered on the nature of the Klondike Gold Rush population. In order to better understand the experience of the average gold rusher, morbidity and mortality patterns are examined for the residents of the Yukon Territory following the discovery of gold in the region (1898-1904). Infectious diseases such as measles, pneumonia, smallpox and typhoid fever are the primary focus of this study, however local factors such as the severe climate and the seclusion of the gold fields from the outside world also offers an interesting opportunity to examine the consequences of leading a particularly harsh and physically demanding lifestyle in an inhospitable environment. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Klondike Gold Rush en
dc.subject Dawson City en
dc.subject typhoid fever en
dc.subject smallpox en
dc.subject pneumonia en
dc.subject scurvy en
dc.subject measles en
dc.subject infectious disease en
dc.subject anthropological demography en
dc.subject accidental death en
dc.title Gold fever: death and disease during the Klondike gold rush, 1898-1904 en
dc.degree.discipline Anthropology en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Hoppa, Robert (Anthropology) Friesen, Gerald (History) en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en
dc.description.note October 2008 en


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