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Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

Xtreme Everest: Taking Medicine from Mountainside to Bedside

Professor Mike Grocott

In 2007, a team of doctors and scientists ascended to the roof of the world to understand more about how we adapt to high altitude - and why some of us adapt better than others. The Caudwell Xtreme Everest expedition was central to a fifteen year programme of research aiming to understand how humans adapt to low oxygen levels when critically ill. The researchers believe that changes in human physiology that allow some humans to climb the highest mountains on earth, may also be of benefit when oxygen levels in the body are low because of illness. This story combines high science with exceptional human endeavour.


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Professor Grocott is Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Southampton. 

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21 March 2017

Xtreme Everest: Taking Medicine from Mountainside to Bedside
Professor Mike Grocott

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