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

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Pegasus Books #ad - 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. Public health for assignment in Anchorage, Alaska. In anchorage, Dr. 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. An extraordinary memoir recounting the adventures of a young doctor stationed in the Alaskan bush. 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 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.

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

Dr. On call in the arctic reveals the thrills and the terrors of frontier medicine, where Dr. And he would do it alone with little help and support.

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It Happened Like This: A Life in Alaska

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Mountaineers Books #ad - But the love described is not a simple one; it’s a gritty, sometimes devastating, often blood-pumping kind of feeling played out in the rugged Alaska wilderness. In an authentic and honest voice, writer Adrienne Lindholm recounts her move to Alaska as a young woman eager to begin her career in environmental and wildlife studies.

She finds herself initially out of her depth among her peers, ” new to the state, but who seem more experienced, many of whom are also “Outsiders, more confident. At times, like when she charges onto a glacier alone, kills, her love—for JT, but also for nature and life—also feels savage, or when she shoots, and skins her first animal.

. Eventually she finds her way, immersing herself in the rigors of wilderness adventures and building a community of outdoorsy friends to sustain her. It’s a good feeling, one that leaves me light and full of energy, free to imagine who I want to be in this life. Yet it’s slippery and ephemeral, and I can never seem to pack it out with me.

It Happened Like This: A Life in Alaska #ad - Adrienne lindholmit happened like this is, on the surface, a memoir about what it means to live and love in one of the wildest places on the planet. Her love story encompasses the outline of massive mountains on the horizon, viewed for the first time; a caribou moving through an alder forest; the effort to climb a glaciated peak; and the peace that settles when contemplating a quiet Arctic lake.

Soon she falls in love with jt and gradually, at times painfully, they build a life together and decide to start a family amidst the wild. Adrienne celebrates the many ways in which Alaska, inspired self-discovery, and her outdoor adventures there, as well as revealing her difficult and intimate journey into motherhood.

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Still Kickin' in the Wilderness

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Maverick Publications #ad - Fifty years in the wilderness and now killed by a damn magpie!" The author continues to tell her epic adventure of life in the Alaska Kilbuk Mountain Wilderness. What a corker, " I thought.

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No Such Thing as a Snow Day: A Collection of Reader-Submitted Medical Stories

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#ad - First responders share unique baby names, we hear stories about clueless newbies, bitter veterans, and patients with good intentions but bad ideas. Volume 19 is here, ems/fire, filled with relatable submissions from RNs, registration staff, surgeons, folks, LEOs, techs, and patients themselves. We also hear more about the not-so-happy side of this industry.

Grab a blanket, a mug of hot chocolate, and cozy up in front of the fire to catch up with submissions from people like you! .

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Letters from the Pit: Stories of a Physician's Odyssey in Emergency Medicine

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BookBaby #ad - In a culture of comic book heroes, it's gratifying to be reminded that there are real heroes out there. Through these stories, you'll see him find the delicate balance between help and harm, empathy and self-preservation. Dr. Crocker's struggles to Do No Harm in the most challenging of situations. In this compilation of notable, funny, and poignant cases, frightening, sad, you'll see Dr.

Every day the staff of emergency rooms throughout the world are saving lives - 24/7/365. Patrick crocker provides us an intimate glimpse into the growing mind of an emergency physician, from residency to retirement. Told in a unique first-person stream of consciousness style, you are right in the middle of the action, looking over the doctor's shoulder while he works.

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Tales of a Country Obstetrician: Unforgettable Stories About Practicing Medicine in Alabama

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iUniverse #ad - Avery replied. All physicians have at one time or another wished they had written down the highlights of their careers. We wear different sizes, and I only have one pair, Dr. He even witnessed the medical examiner performing autopsies in the morgue. Once he became a doctor, his adventures were more interestingalthough there are decisions he regrets.

Daniel M. Avery does so with no regrets, adventures, examining the challenges, and funny moments that have defined his life as an Alabama doctor in Tales of a Country Obstetrician. Avery has been fascinated with the human body ever since he was young, so it was natural that he should grow up to become a successful doctor.

Tales of a Country Obstetrician: Unforgettable Stories About Practicing Medicine in Alabama #ad - As a funeral director, disease processes, he had his first opportunity to learn about anatomy, and trauma. When a female resident delivered a baby and got blood all over her, she asked if she could borrow a pair of underwear. For instance, he would have never called the university to tow away an illegally parked recreation vehicle if he had known it belonged to the dean of the medical school.

In spite of the seriousness of the medical profession, he enjoyed his share of light moments as well. Dr.

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Your Alaskan Daughter

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Syringa Publishing #ad - Stories that were set against the backdrop of the Alaskan Territory’s bid to become a new state. Adventure called! but the trip over the alcan highway was harrowing!Three months pregnant, Harold, carved out a new life in America’s only remaining frontier, Harriet Walker and her husband, Alaska. Settled in the tiny village of Hope, nestled between the mountains and the sea, the Walkers attempted a daring sawmill venture.

A child was born. Christmas happened in the overwhelming beauty of the snow-covered wilderness. They faced the life-threatening struggles of the Alaskan winter. Harriet conveyed the true stories of everyday life under extraordinary circumstances through letters to her mother, family, and friends.

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Patient Care: Death and Life in the Emergency Room

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Catapult #ad - An asthmatic man develops air bubbles in his shoulders, and a pharmacist is haunted by a decision he makes. Paul seward takes the reader with him into the ER in his riveting memoir. Paul seward writes in language so clear and compelling you can see straight through it and into the beating heart beneath. Kate cole-adams, author of anesthesia Drawing on a career launched in the first days of the specialty of emergency medicine, Dr.

How do they care for strangers in their moments of crisis? How do they care for themselves? Dr. A volume brimming with humanitarian lessons in medicine and life alike. Kirkus reviews "a generous, compassionate book about what it is to be human and what it is to care. See the patient who punches our doctor. Readers of patient Care will find themselves thinking along with Dr.

Patient Care: Death and Life in the Emergency Room #ad - And, there is plenty of wit and humor, for all the moral dilemmas here, too. But the book goes beyond these stories. Each chapter explores ethical questions that remind us of the full humanity of patients, and, pharmacists, of course, coroners, nurses, doctors. Seward rejects doctor-as-God narratives to write frankly about moments of failure, and champions the role of his colleagues in health care.

Seward: “what is the right thing to do? What would I do?”.

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Crazy-White-Man Sha-ga-na-she Wa-du-kee

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Whimbrel Press #ad - He spent the next six years of his life there. It emerges as a valuable addition to the small number of books about the Canadian bush. The new york times“anyone from young to old who has wanted to toss the soft life of today into the discard and live as our ancestors did will enjoy this book. It is told in a down-to-earth style that is sure to appeal to any reader who dreams of an adventure.

As a story of the indomitable spirit of men and women pitted against the overwhelming forces of nature, ‘Crazy-White-Man’ is an inspiring one; as a tale of pure adventure, it will be hard to put down. Chicago tribune“Respect for Mr. Morenus’ courage and hardihood grows with every page we read. A book that is a little classic of the rugged life.

Crazy-White-Man Sha-ga-na-she Wa-du-kee #ad - Chicago tribunehave you thought of escaping from life in the “Big City”?Have you dreamed of stepping off the treadmill of work and leaving behind the tedious office job?Unhappy with his life in New York, Richard Morenus did just that. Taking along his dog and some equipment he left the humdrum life in the city for the wilderness.

When he first arrived in the beautiful backwoods of Canada some Native Americans saw how unprepared he was for his new life and gave him the name Sha-ga-na-she Wa-du-kee, which translates to Crazy-White-Man. The first few months of his life in the bitter cold of a Canadian winter were a fight for survival for Morenus, but as the years went by he became more competent and began to thrive in the beautiful landscape.

Crazy-white-man is a brilliant account of Richard Morenus’ search for a new life in the Canadian wilderness.

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The Pit: Memoir of an Emergency Physician

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#ad - Gary conrad has seen almost everything. The pit" will take you on an unpredictable, gut-wrenching moments, offbeat, success, sardonic humor, joy, and much, failure, sometimes unsettling, roller coaster ride of tears, much more. Learn how physicians approach family members about the death of a loved one, what “sphincter moments” are, how doctors deal with performing repulsive procedures they’d rather not do, and how they handle watching a patient die when nothing more can be done.

Brace yourself and take his hand as he guides you deep into and through the steaming guts of medical school, internship and emergency medicine, where exposure to infectious diseases, emotional upheaval and life-threatening situations are commonplace. After forty-five years in medicine, over forty of them as an emergency physician, Dr.

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Cold Hands, Warm Heart: One Woman's Story of Ten Years in the Alaskan Wilderness

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#ad - She and her family lived in the interior of Alaska where winter temperatures drop as low as -60 degrees or more and stay there for weeks on end. She tells her story just as it happened and includes journal entries she made at the time. Shaver, with her husband and children, spent ten years in the Alaskan bush where they lived a simple but satisfying lifestyle with all the attendant challenges and adventures.

. She tells of encounters with bears, surviving spring floods, and setting her husband's broken leg while looking at a first-aid book. The summers are three months long, and everything must be done during that short season to prepare for the following winter. Loneliness was never a problem, says the author, but it was exciting to see someone after a long stretch of isolation.

Cold Hands, Warm Heart: One Woman's Story of Ten Years in the Alaskan Wilderness #ad - Growing up near Boston, Massachusetts, hardly prepared Ms. Shaver for such a rough and primitive life, but her love of nature and her interest in learning all she could about this back-to-basics way of life come through in the pages of her book. Her desire to learn the skills of bush life led her to tan moose hides, and much more, catch fish in nets, snare rabbits for dinner, most of which was learned through trial and error.

Ms. The average contact with others was about every three months when a friend might fly out to visit and maybe bring mail.

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