ONE DAY CONFERENCE: HISTORY OF ALTITUDE MEDICINE CHSTM and Wellcome Unit, University of Manchester
5 December, 2005
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’.
John West (University of California San Diego): High Points in the History of High Altitude Medicine and Physiology.
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.
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).