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...patients suffering from all kinds of ailments are dying for lack of treatment because of these fears.One young girl died of appendicitis when, after showing up at a hospital, a doctor there denied he was a doctor and refused to treat her, O'Neil said.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/clarence-roy-macaulay/2014-09-06
Doctor?s presence made difference when medical technology sparse on peninsula:Tribute to a hero

...They were often even the ambulance drivers. Dr. Isaak once told me an amazing story about flying a patient with an acute appendicitis in need of surgery to the Seward Hospital, the only place surgery could be done ?back then.? He slowly described...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/042907/oped_0429ope001.shtml
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Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

...in theirs, too. Infections with no outward symptoms also concern them. They heard of a case where a child with CIPA had appendicitis that went untreated until her appendix burst. ''It's a lot to take in. It opens your eyes to things you wouldn't...

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