Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Central Alaska

  • Maynard-Columbus Hospital

    Erin K. CrouchFairbanks, Alaska, United States Finding gold in 1898 transformed a stretch of tundra just four degrees south of the Arctic Circle into a cabin city of tents, logs, and 20,000 prospectors, including claim jumpers, men of fortune, saloon keepers, and women of ill repute. That marshy patch became Nome, the largest town in…