For a long time, Healey on Bear arranged to engage a civilian doctor on his crew to service the natives until he could convince the Treasury Department to cave in and send their own physician.
I know the reindeer idea was hatched by missionaries who took up a collection to buy them when they found villages starving to death because the seals that fed them had been largely exterminated by foreigners. They brought the Revenue Service Cutters (and other licensed hired ships) in as taxi service for the live reindeer.
I do know we just were sent a windfall of photos
from a stoker on Unalga in 1919 when they were coping with the great Flu epidemic. It includes the orphans they took care of until they could be brought to a more permanent orphan home. Matteo (post author propriome) knows where the HD originals are stored.