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  • Author: Paradis, Roger

Date: 1983 Spring

Publication: Québec Studies

Volume: 1

Language: en

Find in a Library: 60628349

Article on Henriette Blier Pelletier and her lifelong commitment to midwifery. A Québec-born transplant to the Madawaska Territory and the St. Luce Parish - later to be called Frenchville, Maine. Pelletier helped to deliver the children of rural…

  • Author: Stevens, Harold

Date: 1965-03-01

Publication: Archives of Neurology

Volume: 12

Language: en

Find in a Library: 1513880

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Article on a neurological disorder marked by violent and sometimes repetitive responses to startling movements or sounds, here found among French Canadian lumbermen in northern Maine. Based on an 1880 report of Dr. George M. Beard - the only author…

  • Author: Tice, Lindsay

Date: 2012-02-06

Publication: Sun Journal

Language: en

Find in a Library: 26622903

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Article on instances of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a genetic disorder related to high cholesterol, in some Lewiston, Maine families. Its high rate of occurence in people of Native American and French Canadian heritage, and its frequency…

  • Author: Triggs-Raine, Barbara
  • Author: Richard, Melanie
  • Author: Wasel, Norman
  • Author: Prence, Elizabeth M.
  • Author: Natowicz, Marvin R.

Date: 1995-04

Publication: American Journal of Human Genetics

Volume: 56

Language: en

Find in a Library: 679569377

Paper in biochemistry and molecular biology describing certain genetic mutations found in French Canadians and Franco Americans, exploring if or how they relate to the science of Tay-Sachs disease, a genetic disorder causing rapid mental and physical…

  • Author: Robbins, Rhea Côté

Date: Unknown

Language: en

Find in a Library: Unknown/Inconnu

Bibliographic list of over 350 texts helpful to providers in a variety of healthcare fields for learning about Franco Americans. Historical, cultural, literary, legal, biological, and other resources listed together in an attempt to serve…

  • Author: Hoover, Sandra A.

Date: 1989

Publication: Northeast Transcultural Health Newsletter

Language: en

Find in a Library: Unknown

Short piece of health-related scholarship in cultural studies. Describes three instances in which medical professionals' lack of knowledge about their patients' cultural background had a negative impact on medical judgment and personal treatment.…

  • Author: Woolfson, Peter

Date: 1983

Publication: The French in Vermont: Some Current Views

Language: en

Find in a Library: 10565367

Paper on Franco American values and cultural patterns as visible in the people of Vermont. The importance of recognizing such patterns and morals for health and social service providers. Included in Occasional Paper Number Six, in a series produced…

  • Author: Desjardins, Lise A.

Date: 1995

Thesis Type: M.S., Nursing

Institution: University of Maine at Orono

Language: en

Find in a Library: 34127818

From the author: "The purpose of this thesis was to explore and describe the health and illness beliefs of a Franco-American community in Northern Maine. A major assumption of this study was that culture impacts all aspects of life and therefore…

  • Author: Kovacich, Joann

Date: 1989

Language: en

Find in a Library: 20583625

Bibliography of books and articles related to the health and wellness of Franco-Americans and people of French-Canadian descent. From the foreword: "The following bibliography hopes to unite health-care providers with the growing body of knowledge…

  • Author: Parsons, Margaret A.
  • Author: Askland, Kathleen D.

Date: 2007-11-00

Publication: Social Science and Medicine

Volume: 65

Language: en

Find in a Library: 176647844

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From Parsons and Askland: "Despite screening for prostate cancer, mortality in the United States remains substantial. In northern New England, we know little about either determinants of stage at diagnosis--an important predictor of survival--or…

  • Author: Parsons, Margaret A.
  • Author: Askland, Kathleen D.

Date: 2007

Publication: The Journal of Rural Health

Volume: 23

Language: en

Find in a Library: 110320679

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From Parsons and Askland: "Despite screening for colorectal cancer, mortality in the United States remains substantial. In northern New England, little is known about predictors of stage at diagnosis, an important determinant of survival and…

  • Author: Palomaki, G.E.
  • Author: Williams, J.
  • Author: Haddow, J.E.
  • Author: Natowicz, M.R.

Date: 1995-05-08

Publication: American Journal of Medical Genetics

Volume: 56

Language: en

Find in a Library: 3372843

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From Palomaki et al: "This study sought to determine whether persons of French-Canadian heritage in northern New England are at high risk for the lethal infantile form of Tay-Sachs disease. In order to accomplish this, death records and laboratory…

  • Author: Braekeleer, M.
  • Author: Hechtman, P.
  • Author: Andermann, E.
  • Author: Kaplan, F.

Date: 1992-04-00

Publication: Human Genetics

Volume: 89

Language: en

Find in a Library: 2699217 (full journal)

From Brakeleer et al: "Tay-Sachs disease (TSD) is an inherited neurodegenerative ganglioside storage disorder caused by deficiency of the hexosaminidase A enzyme. A deletion allele (FCD) at the HEXA locus has attained high frequency in the French…