Eccles’ tuberculosis parka features symbols of some of the hardships that Inuit went through at the sanitoriums and is modelled on traditional Inuit wall hangings. Scenes portrayed on the parka include a pair of tuberculosis-affected lungs attached to a nurse’s cap embroidered with a Canada flag to represent the medical system. There are also images of a documented letter and of the Artic summer and winter, representing the seasons at home that Inuit missed while away at TB sanitoriums.


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