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On Call in the Arctic: A Doctor's Pursuit of Life, Love, and Miracles in the Alaskan Frontier

On Call in the Arctic: A Doctor's Pursuit of Life, Love, and Miracles in the Alaskan Frontier (Hardback)

By Sims, Thomas J.

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The fish-out-of-water stories of Northern Exposure and Doc Martin meet the rough-and-rugged setting of The Discovery Channel's Alaskan Bush People in Thomas J. Sims's On Call in the Arctic, where the author relates his incredible experience saving lives in one of the most remote ...outposts in North America. Imagine a young doctor, 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. Dr. Sims' plans to become a pediatric surgeon drastically changed when, on the eve of being drafted into the Army to serve as a M.A.S.H. surgeon in Vietnam, he was offered a commission in the U.S. Public Health for assignment in Anchorage, Alaska. In Anchorage, Dr. Sims was scheduled to act as Chief of Pediatrics at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Life changed, along with his military orders, when he learned he was being transferred from Anchorage to work as the only physician in Nome. There, he would have the awesome responsibility of rendering medical care under archaic conditions to the population of this frontier town plus thirteen Eskimo villages in the surrounding Norton Sound area. And he would do it alone with little help and support. All the while, he was pegged as both an outsider and an employee of the much-derided federal government. In order to do his job, Dr. Sims had to overcome racism, cultural prejudices, and hostility from those who would like to see him sent packing. On Call in the Arctic reveals the thrills and the terrors of frontier medicine, where Dr. Sims must rely upon his instincts, improvise, and persevere against all odds in order to help his patients on the icy shores of the Bering Sea.
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ISBN 9781681778518
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781643133409
Released NZ 2 Oct 2018
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781681778518
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Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Pegasus Books
Released 2 Oct 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sims, Thomas J.
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Medicine: General Issues
Geographical Discovery & Exploration
Travel & Holiday Guides
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 168mm
Height: 239mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 610.92
Weight 500g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Medicine - Alaska, Alaska - Social life and customs
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade