The enteric diseases, such as typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever, and bacillary dysentery, as described in this paper, are those caused by the Gram-negative bacteria of the genera Salmonella and Shigella of the family Enterobacteriaceae. This compilation of the history of the enteric diseases in Alaska is an attempt to bring together the scattered records and reports on gastro-enteric outbreaks. The records are incomplete because of failure to report all casesof enteric diseases and lack of medical or nursing facilities in the isolated areas. For this study, I have recorded only those reports I could verify either through records of the Alaska Department of Health, Alaska Native Service Hospitals, governmental reports, personal correspondence with doctors, or private records.
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 1712.
Cited in: Fortuine, Robert. 1968. The Health of the Eskimos: a bibliography 1857-1967. Dartmouth College Libraries. Citation number 689.