The monster known as tuberculosis
Note: In 1905, many farmers had to spend part of the winter working in a logging camp in order to provide for their families. According to the following extract, what were the living conditions in logging camps?
“After having visited and studied some of the work sites on the North Shore, we can only state that at least 80% of the camps in the area that interests us are extremely dirty, with little or no ventilation and floors covered in a thick layer of grime. This is where each winter that monster known as tuberculosis will rear its ugly head.”
Source of extract: Free translation of L.-P. Côté, L’Esclavage au royaume du Saguenay : dépouillés, exploités, esclaves dans notre propre province : un monument à la honte du régime. s.n., 1926. Document qui se retrouve sur le site Les classiques des sciences sociales, http://classiques.uqac.ca/collection_histoire_SLSJ/cote_lp/cote_lp.html
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