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The Resource Ice bound : a doctor's incredible battle for survival at the South Pole, Jerri Nielsen with Maryanne Vollers

Ice bound : a doctor's incredible battle for survival at the South Pole, Jerri Nielsen with Maryanne Vollers

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Ice bound : a doctor's incredible battle for survival at the South Pole
Title
Ice bound
Title remainder
a doctor's incredible battle for survival at the South Pole
Statement of responsibility
Jerri Nielsen with Maryanne Vollers
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Language
eng
Summary
A physician stranded at the South Pole describes how she discovered a lump in her breast, treated herself with a biopsy and chemotherapy, and was rescued by the Air National Guard, and reflects on her experiences and her colleagues. The Antarctic winter, with temperatures 100 below zero, shuts supply lines down completely; conditions are too treacherous for planes or boats and the only connection with the rest of the world is satellite hook-up. During the long winter of 1999, Dr. Nielsen, the only physician on a staff of forty-one people, discovered a lump in her breast. Consulting via satellite e-mail with doctors in the U.S., she was forced to perform a biopsy & in June began to treat herself with chemotherapy, in order to insure that she could survive until conditions permitted her rescue in October. A daring rescue by the Air National Guard ensued, who landed, dropped off a replacement physician, & in less than five minutes took off with Dr. Nielsen. Set in one of the most remote and desolate yet strikingly beautiful landscapes on earth, Jerri Nielsen's narrative of her transforming experiences is a thrilling adventure of researchers & scientists embattled by a hostile environment, a chronicle of the marvels -- and limits -- of modern medical technology, & a penetrating exploration of the dynamics of an isolated, intensely connected community faced with adversity. But at its core this is a powerfully moving drama of one woman's voyage of self-discovery & courage & the fierce dedication of scores of colleagues -- both known & unknown to her -- whose aid proved to be her salvation. "Ice Bound" is the inspiring true story of Dr. Jerri Nielsen, the physician with breast cancer stranded at a South Pole research station, whose amazing rescue made headlines around the globe. Set in a remote and desolate yet strikingly beautiful landscape, Nielsen's narrative of her transforming experience is a thrilling adventure
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.1/9699449/0092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC280.B8
LC item number
N54 2001b
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
  • 2001 E-285
  • WZ 100
NLM item number
N6735 2001
Label
Ice bound : a doctor's incredible battle for survival at the South Pole, Jerri Nielsen with Maryanne Vollers
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Publication
Control code
ocm46811570
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 362 p.
Isbn
9780786866847
Lccn
2001268169
System control number
(OCoLC)46811570
Label
Ice bound : a doctor's incredible battle for survival at the South Pole, Jerri Nielsen with Maryanne Vollers
Publication
Control code
ocm46811570
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 362 p.
Isbn
9780786866847
Lccn
2001268169
System control number
(OCoLC)46811570

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