A Shortage of Oxygen: Lessons from the Summit of Mt. Everest

On November 28 from noon to 1 PM, Dr. John B. West, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Physiology, will give his “Everest talk” at the UCSD Biomedical Library.  Only library old-timers remember when Dr. West last gave this talk at the library several years ago. 

In Dr. West’s own words:  “Climbers at extreme altitudes such as on Mt. Everest are of great medical interest because they are very near the limit of human tolerance to oxygen deprivation.  During the 1981 American Medical Research Expedition to Everest we obtained the first measurements of human physiology on the summit of Mt. Everest and the results were very surprising.  The expedition will be described with some beautiful mountain slides and a smattering of science.”

This is the third talk in the Biomedical Library lunchtime lecture series.  Space is limited so please RSVP to Vicky Anderson at vkanderson@ucsd.edu by November 26.  Feel free to bring a discreet lunch; cookies and water will be provided.

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