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January 21, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER
In the 171 tiny, remote native villages scattered across the vast expense that is Alaska, there are medical clinics staffed by health aides. The 400 aides, 95% of them women, are the village equivalent of doctors. They provide emergency care and treat gunshot wounds, poisonings, head injuries, shock, fractures. They deliver babies, suture wounds and care for patients with impetigo, strep throat, toothaches. They give shots. They keep lab records. You name it, they do it.
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January 21, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER
In the 171 tiny, remote native villages scattered across the vast expense that is Alaska, there are medical clinics staffed by health aides. The 400 aides, 95% of them women, are the village equivalent of doctors. They provide emergency care and treat gunshot wounds, poisonings, head injuries, shock, fractures. They deliver babies, suture wounds and care for patients with impetigo, strep throat, toothaches. They give shots. They keep lab records. You name it, they do it.
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