The U.S. Public Health Service has a long and proud tradition in Alaska. In a vast territory with treacherous weather and logistical challenges, the officers and employees of the PHS have served on many fronts with skill, courage, and distinction. Dr. Robert Fortuine, who served in the PHS for twenty-six years, tells the story of these dedicated men and women in A Century of Adventure. It describes the isolation and physical hardships they endured as they fought epidemic disease and struggled to ensure that all Alaskans received the health care they so desperately needed.
Published by the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health; distributed by the University of Alaska Press