Challenging the altitudes: one-day conference in the history of altitude medicine
This meeting was held at CHSTM on Monday 5 December 2005.
9.00-9.30 am: Coffee and Registration
Alex McKay (Wellcome Trust Centre, UCL): Fit for the Tibetan frontier: European understandings of the Tibetan environment.
George Rodway (Ohio State University): 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.
1.00-1.45 pm: Lunch
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.
3.00-3.30 pm: Coffee
Alexander von Lunen (University of Technology Darmstadt, Germany): The Secret Test that America Banned. Mark Ridge, John Scott Haldane and High-Altitude records in the 1930s.
David Kirby (CHSTM, University of Manchester): Unsung Heroes: Flight Surgeons, High-Altitude Physiology and Military Science in Hollywood's "Dive Bomber" (1941 Film).