Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place
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Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place
As I worked on my new book, I posted these cool links about people, places, and things on the Iron Range. This is the "understory" of the stories in Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range is published by Wildwood River, a confluence of the arts.  Enjoy!  For more information, go to my website: <a href="http://sheilapacka.com" rel="nofollow">http://sheilapacka.com</a> and <a href="http://wildwoodriver.com" rel="nofollow">http://wildwoodriver.com</a>
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Iron Range mesothelioma study finds some answers | University of Minnesota

Iron Range mesothelioma study finds some answers | University of Minnesota | Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place | Scoop.it

The Minnesota Medical Foundation helps people everywhere lead healthier lives by advancing health-related research, education, and care at the University of Minnesota.

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A link to lung cancer, mesothelioma. It turns out that mineral fibers are similar to asbestos fibers. Image is of an open pit mine on the Iron Range.

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Compromising Positions

Compromising Positions | Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place | Scoop.it
A story of early 20th century occupational medicine on Minnesota’s
Iron Range.
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This article is the source of my poem, "Medicine on the Iron Range" in Night Train Red Dust.  Dr. Charles and Dr. Mary Bray came to Biwabik, Minnesota in 1899.  Mary Bray had done a medical residency at a state insane asylum. They opened a hospital in Biwabik.  Amid eleven iron mines, they discovered they needed to treat injuries and "miner's lung."  

Gunn, Jennifer, PhD. “Compromising Positions.” Minnesota Medicine. September 2007.  Web. Retrieved 12 October 2012. http://www.minnesotamedicine.com/PastIssues/PastIssues2007/September2007/PerspectiveGunnSeptember2007.aspx

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