Medicine: Sierra G. P.

It was early afternoon when Dr. Shultz got the call: five-year-old Sara Sharr had been kicked in the head by a mule at Golden Trout Camp, 10,000 feet high in California's Sierra Nevada range. That was 25 roadless miles from the doctor's office in Lone Pine (elev. 3,728 ft.). No plane could land near the camp. Nothing to do but pack in. At 3 :30, Dr. Shultz set out on horseback, with a mule carrying a stretcher, an instrument bag and plasma.

Four hours later, Dr. Shultz found Sara lying on a blanket on a table in a log cabin. She was...

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