In a recent case history a patient's ankle was x-rayed at the Nursing Station by Nurse Roz Mahood. After examining the x-ray Nurse June Johnson diagnosed a fractured ankle. A temporary cast was applied to the ankle and the patient was flown to Whitehorse on the following days flight. After surgery was performed on the ankle at the Whitehorse General Hospital the patient returned to Old Crow.
Prior to the existence of the Old Crow Nursing Station (before 1960) residents had to depend on themselves for medical treatment. Women gave birth with the assistance of midwives and many self made traditional medicines were used for a variety of illnesses. Many of these traditional medicines are still used today.
The Yukon Territorial Government - Health and Social Services is the agency responsible for health care in Old Crow as well as in the rest of the Yukon.
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