On May 6, Atlantic Books Today‘s Managing Editor sat down with Dr Ian Arthur Cameron, author of Quarantine: What is Old is New, to talk COVID-19, historic pandemics and quarantines. Watch:
Dr Ian Cameron was born and brought up in Truro NS. After receiving his MD from Dalhousie he taught and practiced Family Medicine in Haida Gwai, Fredericton, Jackson, Mississippi; Macon, Georgia and Sherbrooke, NS. Most of his career was spent in Halifax as a Professor of Family Medicine at Dalhousie University, where he also served as President of the Dalhousie Society for the History of Medicine for 24 years.
Quarantine: What is Old is New is a history of the Lawlor’s Island Quarantine Station in Halifax Harbour, one of several in Canada, which ran from 1866 until 1938 as a place where new arrivals were often quarantined to prevent outbreaks of infectious disease in Canada.