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"White man's disease" began sweeping through Alaska's Native villages as early as the 1760s, and in two centuries, many thousands died from smallpox, diphtheria, cholera, influenza, and tuberculosis. Federal and territorial leaders attempted various means to meet Alaska's health care needs, for Native and non-Native alike, through regional hospitals, clinics, and even "hospital ships."
Memories of Kanakanak Hospital and Orphanage (2 pages)
By the end of the 19th century, the Native population of southwestern Alaska had already been reduced by at least one-quarter because of epidemics.


Epidemics and Pandemic Flu of 1918-1919 (2 pages)
Native Alaskans had no natural immunity against the terrible diseases that swept through their people following contact with Europeans and Americans.


The Floating Clinics: M/V Health and M/S Hygiene (2 pages)
In post-World War II Alaska, the battle against tuberculosis was the territory's major health issue, especially among Alaska Natives.


C. Earl Albrecht, M.D., Alaska Health Pioneer (2 pages)
Dr. C. Earl Albrecht was 30 years old when he made the move to Alaska in 1935.



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