Medicine: Eskimos

Eskimos do not suffer from diabetes or cancer, rarely from hardening of the arteries. Yet they subsist almost entirely on meat. The possible relationship between such absence of disease and the peculiar diet of Eskimos led Professor Israel Mordecai Rabinowitch of McGill University Faculty of Medicine to join the Canadian Government's Eastern Arctic Patrol on a nine-week cruise last summer among the Hudson's Bay Co. fur trading posts which fringe Hudson Bay and the great islands to the north. Having systematized his clinical, bacteriological, chemical and sociological findings among the Eskimos, Dr. Rabinowitch...

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