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

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Medical Journal of Australia
0025-729X
Publisher
Australasian Medical Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd.
Publication Date
Volume
143
Issue
3
Pages
108–111
Identifiers
PMID: 4021887
Source
Medline

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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