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Bringing the Himalayas to the Hospital

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August 19, 2013
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Medical researchers are testing trekkers and Sherpas from the Himalayas to discover why some people recover from oxygen deprivation, while others suffer organ failure and may even die. They hope to transfer this knowledge to hospital patients.


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