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January 2, 1956

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Copper Eskimos still didn't have breast cancer or cystic disease from 1946-1956 and were the last to Europeanize.

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The Canadian Medical Association Journal of Toronto for 1956 (LXXV, 486-88)

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Eskimo
Cancer

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That the cancer incidence has continued low in the Canadian eastern Arctic — east of Anderson River and west of Labrador — is to be inferred from an article in The Canadian Medical Association Journal of Toronto for 1956 (LXXV, 486-88) signed by Drs. Lawson, Saunders, and Cowen, which says:

“For the past 10 years we have been aware of the relative freedom of Eskimos [of the Canadian eastern Arctic] from breast cancer and cystic disease. In spite of strenuous efforts, we have so far been unable to discover one authenticated case of Eskimo breast malignancy.”

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