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Over the last two decades there has been an explosion of interest in mountain pursuits, and doctors face new challenges in dealing with the changes in human physiology and particular medical conditions that arise from exposure to altitude and cold. The three authors are experienced mountaineering physicians who have dealt with illness and accidents in high places and who are known and respected internationally for their academic research in the field. The book will be invaluable reading for any doctor accompanying an exhibition to high altitude and also of interest to physicians and physiologists studying our dependence on oxygen and the ingenious physiological adjustments that allow us to live in the cold, thin air of high mountains.
Building on the success and reputation of earlier editions, and incorporating the considerable advances that have occured since the previous edition published in 1994, the third edition will establish this text as THE definitive reference on high altitude medicine and physiology.
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Michael Ward is at Society of Apothecaries of London, London Hospital Medical College. James Milledge is at Northwick Park Hospital.Review:
...an excellent book which stands as a landmark in the field...
Here is a book that can truly be described as a definitive text
This magnificent, comprehensive textbook gives all the known answers to questions about what happens to man at altitude.
The readership should not be confined to those who specialize in the subject. For many people in medicine it will open doors to a better understanding of oxygen delivery.
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
The new publishers, Arnold, have done a fine job with the production. The layout of the pages is significantly improved as a result of the larger format, and all references are moved to an appendix at the end of the book, which makes them easier to find. It is the most up to date text on the subject that is available today and with its sporty new cover, new sections and revised chapters it is worth the upgrade from the 2nd edition.
Newsletter of International Society of Mountain Me
Anyone with an interest in altitude medicine will be drawn to this volume by the attractive and intriguing cover photograph of Mt Kongur. Those turning open that striking cover will be rewarded with what must be regarded as the definitive textbook of high-altitude medicine. The most comprehensive work available on the subject.
Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
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Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition... NEW/UNUSED/UNMARKED from the Publisher. HARDCOVER. Not a Remainder, Return, or Previously Owned, but may have very light dings to the dust jackets spine, not affecting the text or binding. Books/Dust Jackets are Intact. U.S. Domestic Tracking/Confirmation Included. Will Ship International, APO/FPO, PO Boxes, all US 50 States/Territories, and Priority. All orders are packed carefully/securely, with packing materials for quality control, so your order is received as described or better, and shipped directly from our facility to provide fast/personal service. We do our best to ship before expected shipping date and provide honest descriptions. Please contact us anytime for assistance. Thank you for your business! [Product Description: Millions of people live at high altitude and large numbers visit it for both recreational and work-related reasons. The diminished oxygen in the air causes a range of illnesses and various types of impairment of performance. This book sets out the physiological basis of these changes and discusses all aspects of high-altitude illnesses and their management.]. Seller Inventory # ABE-278203096