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Anaesthesia and high altitude: a history.

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During an expedition to climb Everest in 1933, expedition doctor Raymond Greene administered an open-drop chloroform anaesthetic to a Tibetan patient at an altitude of more than 14,000 feet. The patient's subsequent apparent cardiopulmonary arrest has long been attributed to the effects of altitude on anaesthetic delivery. However, anaesthetics can be safely administered at a wide variety of altitudes by adequately trained and experienced anaesthetists. The problems may have arisen from an in...

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Journal:
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Volume:
63
Issue:
6
Pages:
662-670
Publication date:
2008-06-01
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EISSN:
1365-2044
ISSN:
0003-2409
Language:
English
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243249
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2013-11-16

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