New AINA Book Published

Date: 
9 October 2000

To order a copy of this new AINA book, please contact:

The Arctic Institute of North America
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
CANADA
Phone: 403/220-7515
Fax: 403/282-4609
E-mail: (Katherine Burningham) kburning@ucalgary.ca
http://www:ucalgary.ca/aina/

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Latest Title from AINA’s Komatik Series:

"Sunrise over Pangnirtung: The Story of Otto Schaefer, M.D."

By Gerald W. Hankins, M.D.

Dr. Otto Schaefer, born in Germany, spent 32 years of his outstanding
medical career in the barren lands of northern Canada, a pioneer of
health care for the Inuit. He travelled by dogsled, stayed in igloos in
remote Inuit camps, learned the Inuktitut language, ate raw frozen
caribou meat, and operated by the light of a seal-oil lamp. His
friendship and rapport with the Inuit enabled him to travel the Arctic
from the Yukon to Baffin Island, treating sick people and documenting
their health problems for the Northern Medical Research Unit. This
research would become more than 100 papers and publications, an
outstanding contribution to medical literature.

Otto Schaefer loved the Inuit. As their friend, he rejoiced in some ways
and agonized in others as outside forces changed their way of life
forever. His story spans the period of rapid transition from dog teams
and sealskin tents to snowmobiles and oil-heated houses.

Why "Sunrise over Pangnirtung"? Otto Schaefer’s work brought the dawn of
a new day for health care in the North, and Pangnirtung on Baffin Island
was a paradise on earth for Otto Schaefer and his late wife, Editha.

Gerald W. Hankins M.D. has also experienced working in the North, at the
Regional Hospital in Inuvik. Dr. Hankins delights in writing the life
stories of Canadians who have made great contributions towards the
betterment of the human race. His previous biographies include "A Heart
for Nepal," the story of Dr. Helen Huston, one of Canada’s best-known
missionary doctors, and "The Flaming Arrow," which chronicles the life
of Dr. Art Jenkyns, the founder of Operation Eyesight International.

ISBN 0-919034-97-7, 6 x 9 inches, Softbound, 264 pp., 97 b&w photos,
map, appendix, index.

COST: Cdn $19.95.
Please add $4.50 postage and handling in Canada ($8.00 U.S. and
International) for the first book and $3.00 for each additional book.
Inside Canada add 7% GST or 15% HST where applicable. Cheque or money
order in Canadian funds only. VISA or MasterCard accepted.

Available from:

The Arctic Institute of North America
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
CANADA
Phone: 403/220-7515
Fax: 403/282-4609
E-mail: (Katherine Burningham) kburning@ucalgary.ca
http://www:ucalgary.ca/aina/