Exploring Mountain Medicine and Physiology

  • James S. Milledge
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 618)


I am honoured to be asked to give this talk to the Hypoxia Symposium. I have been fortunate to have attended all but one of the 15 symposia up to now including the first one in 1979. I feel inadequate to follow the illustrious names of Houston, Rahn, Pugh, Grover, Hultgren, Reeves, Severinghaus and West. I decided I should, like last time’s Honoree, talk about my own experience of research in high altitude medicine and physiology. There will be some overlap with John West’s talk of last time since we have been on two major expeditions together but that is a consequence of choosing us one after the other#


Acute Mountain Sickness Hypoxic Ventilatory Response High Altitude Pulmonary Edema Northwick Park Hospital Everest Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James S. Milledge
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  1. 1.Northwick Park HospitalLondonUK

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