The Ambulatory Chemotherapy Program--which is essentially a widespread distribution of drugs to village peoples in their homes, far from medical supervision--is a bold undertaking.It is a study project that is planned carefully for the collectionof scientific data. Because of the many variables--the difficulty ofmeasuring the exact intake of drugs, the lack of frequent examinations by a physician, the transient nature of the population, the impossibility of maintaining "controls"--it is not an ideal research plan. But certain conclusions can be drawn regarding theefficacy of chemotherapy treatment for tuberculous Natives at home. The program will provide statistics to show the incidence of active tuberculosis; at present the incidence is estimated to be 10 percent of the total population of 35,000. The rate is higher in the sub-Arctic area, among the Eskimos of the Kuskokwim andYukon rivers, and the adjoining coast areas of western Alaska; it is lower in the Arctic farther north, and still lower in the southeast.
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 1756.
Cited in: Fortuine, Robert. 1968. The Health of the Eskimos: a bibliography 1857-1967. Dartmouth College Libraries. Citation number 607.