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An "acute abdomen" in Antarctica. The problems of diagnosis and management.

Authors
  • Priddy, R E
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Medical journal of Australia
Publication Date
Aug 05, 1985
Volume
143
Issue
3
Pages
108–111
Identifiers
PMID: 4021887
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Current Australian Antarctic activities require a unique medical service: a sole medical officer is responsible for the total care of 20 to 30 expeditioners (and of himself) for around nine months a year. A case of "acute abdomen" at Casey, Antarctica, is described and the problems of diagnosis and management, in this isolated medical practice, are discussed.

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