Ear experiments done on Native kids at Kenora residential school

14 different drugs tried on children with ear infections, school nurse’s report shows

By Jody Porter, CBC News
Children on the playground at Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in Kenora circa 1957. Newly released documents include a report on the Children on the playground at Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in Kenora circa 1957. Newly released documents include a report on the “experimentation and treatment of ear disease” among 165 students in the 1950s. (The Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives)

A local doctor and a school nurse experimented with 14 different drugs to treat “ear troubles” in children at Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in Kenora, according to a 1954 report obtained by CBC News.

The report, from the Indian and Northern Health Services archive, said that some of the children being treated became deaf.

SOURCE: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/story/2013/08/08/tby-documents-show-kenora-residential-school-ear-experiments.html?cmp=rss

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