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Could Scott have survived with today's physiological knowlegedge?

Halsey, Lewis George and Stroud, Mike Adrian (2011) Could Scott have survived with today's physiological knowlegedge? Current Biology, 21, (12), R457-R461. (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2011.04.015).

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In 1911, members of a British expedition walked across the Antarctic to the South Pole, but in the punishingly hostile environment, retracing their steps back to the edge of the continent proved fatal. Over the last 100 years, knowledge about human physiology has greatly increased and, on the centenary of this most extreme of all journeys, this essay explores the true extent of the physiological stress experienced by the men involved and whether their fate was inevitable

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Published date: June 2011
Organisations: Human Development & Health


Local EPrints ID: 339849
ISSN: 0960-9822
PURE UUID: 32899d56-3b80-43b8-9381-770ae1dd29d8

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Date deposited: 31 May 2012 13:04
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:51

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Author: Lewis George Halsey
Author: Mike Adrian Stroud

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