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Quarantine on Grosse Île: Scientific Developments

Vincent Gagnon |16 mars 2022

Do you know how long could immigrants be quarantined on Grosse Île?

Students will learn how the Grosse Île quarantine station fought the spread of contagious diseases brought to Canada by ships carrying immigrants to the port of Québec for 105 years and how science has contributed to the station’s evolution over the years.


  1. The old beliefs at the beginning of the 19th century and the initial context of the station
  2. Scientific and technological developments in the world at the end of the 19th century
  3. The modernization of the quarantine station and the role of Dr. Frederick Montizambert
  4. Scientific disinfection, hospital care and other advances at Grosse Île

Photo : Unknown / ©Parks Canada / Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

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Quarantine on Grosse Île: Scientific Developments - Parks Canada

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2022-03-16 09:00
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