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Ice Bound : A Doctors Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole

Jerri Nielsen  Author

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Ice Bound : A Doctors Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole

English

ISBN: 0786866845

EAN: 9780786866847

Category: History / Polar Regions/Medical / Physicians/Biography & Autobiography / Medical/Medical / Oncology/Medical / Emergency Medicine

Publisher: Miramax Books

Release Date: 01/17/2001

Synopsis: The Antarctic winter, with temperatures 100ř below zero, shuts supply lines down completely; conditions are too treacherous for planes or boats & the only connection with the rest of the world is satellite hook-up. During the long winter of 1999, Dr. Nielsen, the only physician on a staff of forty-one people, discovered a lump in her breast. Consulting via satellite e-mail with doctors in the U.S., she was forced to perform a biopsy & in June began to treat herself with chemotherapy, in order to insure that she could survive until conditions permitted her rescue in October. A daring rescue by the Air National Guard ensued, who landed, dropped off a replacement physician, & in less than five minutes took off with Dr. Nielsen. Set in one of the most remote & desolate yet strikingly beautiful landscapes on earth, Jerri Nielsens narrative of her transforming experiences is a thrilling adventure of researchers & scientists embattled by a hostile environment, a chronicle of the marvels -- & limits -- of modern medical technology, & a penetrating exploration of the dynamics of an isolated, intensely connected community faced with adversity. But at its core this is a powerfully moving drama of one womans voyage of self-discovery & courage & the fierce dedication of scores of colleagues -- both known & unknown to her -- whose aid proved to be her salvation.

Ice Bound : A Doctors Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole

Illustrated: Yes

Format: Hardcover

Height: 1.19 inches

Width: 6.13 inches

Length: 9.25 inches

Weight: 22.93 oz

Pages: 384