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‘I’m needed there’

Sheila Fitzpatrick: Gulag Medicine, 9 May 2024

The Gulag Doctors: Life, Death and Medicine in Stalin’s Labour Camps 
by Dan Healey.
Yale, 336 pp., £30, February, 978 0 300 18713 7
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... population, and treatment of TB and venereal diseases were important concerns of camp medicine. Healey’s emphasis, however, is on illness related to exhaustion, malnutrition and harsh work conditions – pellagra, scurvy, dysentery, frostbite and limbs broken in industrial accidents.In Illness and Inhumanity in Stalin’s Gulag (2017), which was based on ...

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