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A) Development and Layout of Grosse Île Quarantine Station
- Why was Grosse Île chosen for the quarantine station?
- How did the epidemic of 1847 challenge the demands on the station?
- What do you consider to be the most important improvement to the quarantine station after the 1870s? Why?
- In your opinion, was Grosse Île the best choice for a quarantine station?
- Was the response to the epidemic of 1847 appropriate given the circumstances?
B) Epidemics and Immigration
- Were there any clues or evidence hinting that a massive shift in immigration would occur in 1832?
- What facts can you find indicating that authorities learned a great deal from the experiences of the 1830s and 1840s?
- Were the new quarantine procedures adequate as a result of the Quarantine Act of 1832?
- Do the procedures at the station truly follow those outlined in the Quarantine Act?
C) Staff and Services
- Who initially administered the quarantine station? Why?
- What were the roles and responsibilities of the medical team and support staff? Prioritize their importance to the effectiveness of the station.
- Did the superintendents perform their duties well? Why or why not?
- Could the dangers of working at Grosse Île have been avoided?
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