Manage episode 280494735 series 2842825
This week we sit down with surgeon Doc Sayer and gold miner Emily Riedel in Nome. Doc is 82 and has been performing general surgery across the state of Alaska for 50 years. He's a general surgeon from a bygone era - performing everything from brain surgery to heart surgery to cancer treatment - performing procedures in homes with his wife and nursing assistant Frankie and sometimes taking payment in the form of game meat instead of cash. In addition to being a medical pioneer in the state of Alaska, Doc has been a gold miner for 40 years and shares some insights on the business. Listen for a trove of great stories of mining and medicine in the bush.