Rath, Gilda

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Rath, Gilda

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[ca. 1930]-current

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Gilda Rath is a descendant of the Lamoureux family, of Lamoureux, Alberta. She worked as a nurse in charge of health services for the Edmonton Indian Agency where she became involved in research in a rare blood type found among some First Nations people in the Edmonton area. She did considerable research on this topic, some in association with Dr. D.I. Buchanan (Province Medical Director, Canadian Red Cross for Alberta), Rev. Emile Tardif (Archivist for Alberta-Saskatchewan Province), Oblates of Mary Immaculate, and her husband, Dr. Otto Rath (the Regional Director of the Canadian Department of Health and Welfare). The Raths moved to Ottawa in the mid 1970s. Otto Rath died 1 Apr 1979 in Montreal.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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