ONE DAY CONFERENCE: HISTORY OF ALTITUDE MEDICINE CHSTM and Wellcome Unit, University of Manchester

5 December, 2005

Provisional Programme

9.00-11.00 am:

Alex McKay (UCL): Fit for the Tibetan frontier: European understandings of the Tibetan environment.

George Rodway (University of OHIO): Prelude to Everest: Alexander M. Kellas and the 1920 High Altitude Scientific Expedition to Kamet.

Jorge Lossio (CHSTM, University of Manchester): A Hospital in the Clouds: Medical practice in the high Andes and the emergence of ‘high-altitude pathology’.

11.30-12.30 pm:

John West (University of California San Diego): High Points in the History of High Altitude Medicine and Physiology.

1.30-3.00 pm:

Susan Heydon (University of Otago, New Zealand): High Places: Medical services at Khunde Hospital in the Everest area of Nepal, 1966-1998.

Vanessa Heggie (CHSTM, University of Manchester): Athletes at Altitude: The science of success at the Mexican Olympiad, 1968.

3.30-5.00 pm:

Edmund Ramsden (CHSTM, University of Manchester): The Construction of “Altitude Populations.”

David Kirby (CHSTM, University of Manchester): Unsung Heroes: Flight Surgeons, High-Altitude Physiology and Military Science in Hollywood’s “Dive Bomber” (1941 Film).

For further information contact: Jorge Lossio ([email protected])or Vanessa Heggie ([email protected]).