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Antarctic Manual – E. E. Hedblom

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Prepared and published under the auspices of the U.S. Naval Medical School by Captain Hedblom of the Department of Cold Weather Medicine.

Published in June 1960, a second edition and a year before Hedblom’s expanded work “Polar Manual”

The author held a number of distinguished relevant positions including Staff Surgeon, Commander Naval Support Force Antarctica 1955-1959.

Quarto, 64 pages after preliminaries. Stapled in soft covers, very good condition. From the library of Antarctic Scientist P Arnaud, but without his mark ... although there is there is an institutional stamp from which it may have been borrowed, or purchased.

Sound advice under the following general headings … Living Conditions (Geography, Shelter, Heating); Selection of Personnel; Hygiene; Clothing; Nutrition; Sanitation; Visual Disabilities; Cold Injuries; Carbon Monoxide Poisoning; First Aid; Survival; Polar Do’s and Don’ts; Antarctic Mortality; Basic Medical supplies and a relevant Bibliography.

Makes for interesting reading and not just for the medically inclined. We learned that for sure if lost one should stay in the same place and wait to be found … but keep moving ... and aircraft accident are the biggest cause of death so stay out of the sky. Alcohol at this time still highly recommended but gin was the recommended tipple.

Get prepared for your next Antarctic trip ..

Price: $65.00

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