“On Airs, Waters and Places”. 400BC.,
Hippocrates outlines principles of environmental and public health.
“The Sense of Smelling”. 900.
Physician advice to a patient with sensitivities more than a thousand years ago.
Magna Carta. England: Kingdom of England, 1215.,
39 states the concept of "freedom from arbitrary interference" which is the basis of and, in some dictionaries, the definition of human rights. 40 states the concept "justice delayed is justice denied."
“Medical Inquiries and Observations upon the Diseases of the Mind”. 1812.,
Benjamin Rush, the "Father of American Psychiatry" (and a signor of the US Declaration of Independence) relates learning about odours as a cause of mental illness at the beginning of the 19th Century, in Scotland, France and Philadelphia.
“On the Construction, Organization and General Arrangements of Hospitals for the Insane”. 1880.,
Revised edition. 36 states built mental hospitals in the late 1800's and early 1900's following the strict ventilation requirements specified by the organization that became the American Psychiatric Association.
“Medical Essays, 1842-1882”, 1891.,
The fight to get surgeons to stop killing patients through infection closely parallels the fight to stop physicians from killing patients with sensitivities. In this article, Dr. Holmes again explains that physicians can spread puerpural fever on their hands, and that they should wash their hands before attending to births. His opponents are outraged, "Physicians are gentlemen, and gentlemen do not kill their patients," etc etc...
“Fresh Air School to Open”, New York Times, 1908.
Fresh Air and Open Air Schools were operated for "delicate children" in the 19th and early 20th Century. The article mentions TB, but other illnesses were also accommodated, such as those that are treated at the National Jewish Hospital in Denver, which was built on fresh air hospital guidelines more than a century ago. Meanwhile, journalists eclipse the history of persons with sensitivities behind the self-aggrandizing revisionist version provided by a Johnny come lately group of physicians who call themselves "doctors of environmental medicine."
“The Role of the Department of National Health and Welfare in Health Effects of the Environment”. 1971.,
Cabinet committee recommends that cabinet direct Health and Welfare to bone up on environmental health, as relates to federal health programs and to predict upcoming problems.
“The Press and the Poor”, 1973.,
Class differences make it hard for journalists to write sensibly about issues affecting poor people.
“Bill Overall recommends Brown”. Algonquin College, Ottawa, 1977.,
Community development teacher recommends Brown as sensitive to and committed to group process.
“Local reaction to reactor captured on tape”, The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, 1977.,
Ottawa Citizen article about using video for public participation around proposed Chats Falls reactor (Fitzroy Harbour).
“Childhood experiences as causes of criminal behaviour”, The Society for the Understanding of Nutrition, 1978.,
Lists some of the science to which public servants have turned a blind eye.
“Denise Alcock recommends Brown”. Ottawa, 1978.,
Denise Alcock, Head of Children's Hospital Child Life Program, writes letter recommending Chris Brown as sensitive to needs of child patients while shooting.
“On the House”. Ottawa, 1978.
Announcement of reception for CCTA show about how the House of Commons works. Directed and edited by Chris Brown.
“Norway bans artificial food colouring”, Ottawa, 1978.
Norway bans artificial food colouring.
“RELATION OF NUTRITIONAL STATUS TO BEHAVIOURAL AND LEARNING DISORDERS ON THE ONElDA RESERVE”, INAC, Ottawa, 1978.,
Missing pages!!! Report linking sensitivities and disability.
“Food allergy in children with hyperactivity, disabilities and/or minimal brain dysfunction”, 1979.,
Missing Pages!!! Explores relationship between behavioral and learning disabilities, food allergies.
“Gary Gurbin, MD, MP: To the nation's capital from a small·town general practice”, 1979.,
As Parliamentary Secretary to the federal environment minister, Gurbin authorized the first meeting of federal public servants in response to citizen concerns about environmental sensitivities. It was to begin a process of horizontal policy influence on Health and Welfare Canada.
“CASE STUDY #21. TREATMENT OF HYPERACTIVITY IN A CHILD WITH ALLERGIES TO FOODS'”, Health and Welfare, Ottawa, 1980.,
1979 Health and Welfare sponsored study links hyperactivity and food allergy.
“Food Allergy - Cytotoxic Testing and the Central Nervous System”, Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa, vol. 5, no. 2, 1980.,
Provides references linking sensitivities and behaviour dating back to 1700.
“Thermal Comfort and Air Quality Survey - CBC Administration Building (250 Lanark)”, CBC, Ottawa, 1980.,
Labour Canada investigators measure air quality on a day when furnace smoke is not blowing into ventilation intake, as it normally does, causing complaint.
“ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS?”. Environmental Working Group, Hull, 1981.
Worker committee asks workers to report sickness associated with their building, come to meeting.
“Environmental Working Group demands cleanup”. Environmental Working Group, Gatineau, 1981.
The Environmental Working Group organized workers at Terrasses de la Chaudiere, in Hull, Quebec (now Gatineau).
“HEF Ottawa Library List”. HEF Ottawa, Ottawa, 1981.,
Resource library for Ottawa self help group.
“Molot initial diagnoses Brown”. Ottawa, 1981.,
Dr. Molot's initial diagnosis of Brown, based on (unmentioned) serial dilution titration tests and subjective reporting of symptoms.
“NEW MEDICAL DATA BANK TO HELP THE DISABLED”. 1981.,
Bruce and Barbara Small kept Sunnyhill going for years, as haven for themselves and their children.
“Shoddy Air Meeting”. Environmental Working Group, 1981.
Shoddy Air workers were blocked not only by denial in management, but also by ignorance in their own public service unions.
“White Collar Workers Beware”, The Financial Post Magazine, 1981.,
Financial Post Magazine article describes "sick building syndrome," emphasizing need for physicians to respect patient complaints.
“1982 Bibliography of then recent articles on chemical susceptibility.”. 1982.,
Then recent articles on chemical susceptibility.
“ALLERGIES, ECOLOGICAL ILLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH”, presented at the 04/1982, McNabb, 1982.,
Marshall confuses her family counselling with the needs of persons with sensitivities, obscures history, invisibilizes daily suicides of abused CNS reactors.
“Easter time for allergies”, Canadian Press, Toronto, 1982.,
Canadian Press story warns of allergic reactions on holidays.
“EcoSense May 1982”. Human Ecology Foundation Ottawa Branch, Ottawa, 1982.
81 AGM, Local Sources, Brain tissue collection, oil change, recipe.
“Health hazards surrounding the use of video display terminals”. 1982.,
PSAC raised concerns about VDT's in 1982.
“HEF Ottawa Executive, 1982”. 1982.
President Vice President Treasurer Recording and Corresponding Secretary Membership Chairperson Newsletter Editor J. Neil FitzPatrick, 224-3774 Diane Desrochers-Chase, 837-3932 Maxine CoheS, 2?4-0467 Irene Leggett, 733-6647 Nancy Penton, 820-1087 Estelle Drolet, 825-4439
“HEF Quarterly, Dec 1982”. Human Ecology Foundation, 1982.
Note s From the Editor 1 Report From Banff - Dr. John K. Blair .............•.••.•...• 2 Is There Life After Ecological Illness - Brenda Koski ....•.. 5 Impressions: "The Dangerous Cliff", Author Unknown •........ 6 Pediatric Clinical Ecology - Dr. Donald Bastedo ......••..... 7 Indirect Effects of Disabilities Caused By Food and Chemical Susceptibility - Dan O'Bannion 9 Learning & Behaviour Problems in the Schools: The Relationship to Allergy - Shirley Smith ...................•. 10 Books and Articles Relating to Learning Disabilities and Hyperactivity - Compiled by G. Joy Underwood .........•..... 16 Resources Questionnaire Replies - G. Joy Underwood •.•...... 17 Resource Material from Dickey Enterprises .......•..••...... 20
“HEF Quarterly, Winter 1982 Second Edition”. Human Ecology Foundation, 1982.,
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“Mixed Exposures to Chemical Hazards”, Occupational Health and Safety, 1982.,
Article warns of combined effects of chemicals in the workplace.
“PSAC calls on Canadian government to study VDT's”. PSAC, Ottawa, 1982.,
Public Service Alliance of Canada calls on federal government to study the health effects of video display terminals (VDT's).
“SIDS deaths may be allergy related”. CBC News, Internal wire, 1982.,
Merv Terhoch writes the journal (on Infomode) with info from St, John's about SIDS and allergies.
“Totally-allergic woman faces eviction into "unclean" world”, The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, 1982.,
Traditional allergists dismiss the idea of "total allergy syndrome" as medically unproven.
“Woman vows to fight bank in courts”, Smiths Falls Record News, Ottawa, 1982.,
Jean Metcalfe was turfed from her house when Bank of Montreal decided she was flaky after she was flaky at a meeting where she had asked Bank officials not to wear perfumed products and they did. Many people threatened her. She was a victim of pack journalism that had no respect for her human rights, and no concern that she was being abused.
“Allergies are definitely not to be snuffled at”, Toronto Sun, Toronto, 1983.,
Review of 20th C Disease doc.
“Audience Feedback”. 1983.,
Letters from viewers of CBC Twentieth Century Disease documentary.
“Bob Harvey recommends Brown”. CBC, Ottawa, 1983.,
“Enlightened Ideas”, Maclean's, Toronto, 1983.,
Brown makes mistake of emphasizing newness when it was only the debate about doctors of environmental medicine that was new.
“The Flip Side of AIDS”, Maclean's, Toronto, 1983.,
Outlines situation for hypersensitive patients of doctors of environmental medicine in 1983, emphasizing MCS model.
“Foundation won't back Metcalfe”, The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, 1983.
After voting to represent Metcalfe, individuals on the HEF board sabotaged her publicly without notice, and without submitting it to a vote of their board. It was typical of a time when Dr. John Maclennan manipulated vulnerable board members, smothering consumer action on human rights concerns for fear of the reputation of flaky physicians who attached themselves to us.
“Immunological Problems Related to Candida Albicans”, 1983.,
Outlines relationship between Candida, immunological reactions, and mental illness.
“Marion Dewar suggests housing coop”. Ottawa, 1983.,
Mayor Dewar could not intervene in an individual case, but she recommended that persons with sensitivities start a housing coop. The first assisted (third sector) housing for persons with sensitivities was later built by Barrhaven United Church. The late Marion Dewar's support is ironic considering the fact that just a few years later Ontario NDP health minister Evelyn Gigantes' staff will mislead Ontario residents about the fact that the Thomson report found an existing, legally obligating, publicly-insured method of diagnosis. From that point, Marion's son Paul Dewar, who worked in Gigantes constituency office, would be hiding his party's contribution to the killing of thousands of persons with undiagnosed sensitivities in health care. Paul Dewar, who is outspoken on other social justice issues, has remained silent while an MP, as thousands of Canadians with undiagnosed sensitivities have been unnecessarily killed in health care. He has defended his position by telling everyone who will listen that the person confronting him and his colleagues about their betrayal of children and other vulnerable persons to their deaths is "insulting" them, and that it is "rude and abusive" to do so.