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Episode #5738
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October 24th, 2018
Arctic Health
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Imagine a young doctor in 1972, trained in the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment, suddenly transported back to one of the world's most isolated and unforgiving environments - Nome, Alaska. There, Dr. Thomas Sims would have the responsibility of rendering medical care and saving lives under archaic conditions to the population of this frontier town plus thirteen Eskimo villages, alone with little help and support. His memoir reveals the thrills and the terrors of frontier medicine, where Dr. Sims had to rely upon his instincts, improvise, and persevere against all odds in order to help his patients on the icy shores of the Bering Sea. After returning from Alaska he practiced medicine in Bend, Oregon for over 30 years.
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On Call in the Arctic: A Doctor's Pursuit of Life, Love, and Miracles in the Alaskan FrontierBuy
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