Saint Maurice


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Saint Maurice

(sānt môr`ĭs, Fr. săN môrēs`), river, c.325 mi (520 km) long, rising in the Laurentian Mts., S Que., Canada, and flowing SE and S to the St. Lawrence River at Trois Rivières. It passes La Tuque, Grand' Mère, and Shawinigan Falls, where waterfalls furnish hydroelectric power. The river is important for the transportation of lumber.
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Much of what we know about Saint Maurice is shrouded in myth.
Saint Maurice, it turns out, was a black Christian from Egypt who led a legion of Roman soldiers and became a saint, at least in part, for refusing to kill a load of fellow Christians during a campaign in Gaul.
Address for correspondence: Loic Josseran, French National Institute for Public Health Surveillance, Institut de Veille Sanitaire, 12, Rue du Val d'Osne, 94415 Saint Maurice CEDEX, France; email: l.josseran@invs.
* The Accidental Blood Exposure Study Task Force (GERES), France; ([dagger]) Bichat-Claude Bernard University Hospital, Paris, France; ([double dagger]) Hopital Esquirol, Saint-Maurice, France; and ([section]) Hopital National de Saint-Maurice, Saint Maurice, France