Photostory #188: Charles Camsell Indian Hospital: For An Exclusive Clientele

Gar Lunney
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
December 16, 1958
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
A substantial 3-storey brick building in downtown Edmonton reserves its services strictly for an exclusive clientele. The Charles Camsell Hospital was set up in 1946 with the health needs and problems of Canada's Eskimo and Indian population uppermost in mind. Today it has accommodation for over 500 and their facilities are geared to handle everyone from the newborn to the aged. Above 1-year-old Peter Tingmaniak enjoys a swing under the watchful eye of Nurse Onyshko.