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A family doctor on how health-care and colonization intersect
Dr. Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay says to understand modern crises in health-care, we need to take the long view... all the way back to the beginning of Canada itself. In his book Country of Poxes: Three Germs and the Taking of Territory, Dr. Mukhopadhyay examines how colonization has impacted health-care in this country, through the lenses of tuberculosis, syphilis and smallpox. He joins Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss how Canada can move to a more equitable future when it comes to health and healing, and why he hopes his job as a fly-in doctor becomes non-existent.