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Edgar Pask and his physiological research--an unsung hero of World War Two.

Authors
  • Enever, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2011
Volume
157
Issue
1
Pages
8–11
Identifiers
PMID: 21465904
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Edgar Pask died in 1966 at the age of 53. He was the Professor of Anaesthesia in Newcastle upon Tyne, and a quiet and unassuming man. But during the Second World War he had been involved in a number of dangerous and remarkable experiments; these included investigating the effects of acute hypoxia related to high altitude parachute descents, resuscitation techniques and the effectiveness of lifejackets.

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