LLD Free Public Lecture : Shackleton's Antarctic Doctors

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LLD Free Public Lecture : Shackleton's Antarctic Doctors. An hour long talk by Paul Firth, Paediatric Anaesthetist, Boston, USA

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PLEASE NOTE - BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT SITUATION THIS LECTURE WILL BE GIVEN ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM

Zoom details to access the lecture will be sent to registered attendees by email prior to the lecture.

LLD Free Public Lecture : Shackleton's Antarctic Doctors

Wednesday evening 6.00 - 7.30pm 23rd September 2020

In 1916, the men of Ernest Shackleton's 'Endurance' expedition were marooned on Elephant Island, a remote ice-bound rock off the Antarctic Coast. "I don't think there will be many survivors" wrote the ship's carpenter, 'Chippy' McNish as he left with Shackleton to search for help. Two doctors, including Dundee doctor Alexander Macklin, battled the odds and the Antarctic winter to keep the party alive. This lecture examines medical practice on Elephant Island.

The lecture is one hour and there will be 30 minutes, post lecture for questions.

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Paul Firth is a Paediatric Anaesthetist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA and an Assistant Professor at Harvard University. He previously worked at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. He has climbed extensively in the Himalayas, the Andes, Alaska and East Africa. His academic interests include anaesthesia, high altitude medicine and Antarctic history.

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The speaker will be introduced by Matthew Jarron of LLD.

Booking closes on Sunday evening 20th September, at 8pm, or earlier, if capacity of the Zoom Lecture Room has been filled. Book early to avoid disappointment!

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