Video Interview with Quarantine Author Dr Ian Cameron

Quarantine: What is Old is New – Halifax and the Lawlor’s Island Quarantine Station: 1866-1938 has taken on new significance during COVID-19 times

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.

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