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Record #200605:

"Polar anaemia": cardiac failure during the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration / Henry R. Guly.

Title: "Polar anaemia": cardiac failure during the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration / Henry R. Guly.
Author(s): Guly, Henry R.
Date: 2012.
In: Polar Record. (2012.), Vol. 48(245) (2012)
Abstract: Describes symptoms and signs of disease first named polar anaemia by Frederick Cook on 1897-99 Belgica Antarctic expedition. Symptoms were shortness of breath, abnormalities of pulse and oedema (swelling of legs), and are clear indications of cardiac failure. Similar disease affected at least eight other expeditions, causing total of six deaths. Disease was almost certainly wet beri-beri caused by thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency, though most sufferers probably also had scurvy, possibly exacerbated by invalid diets. Includes discussion of how disease was considered during Heroic Age, its treatment, and probable cause.
Notes:

Polar Record. Vol. 48(245) :157-164 (2012).

Keywords: 61 -- Medical sciences.
616 -- Disease and pathology.
616.12 -- Diseases, heart.
616.39 -- Diseases, dietetic.
616.392 -- Scurvy.
91(091) -- Exploration, history.
93"189" -- 1890-1899.
93"190" -- 1900-1909.
93"191" -- 1910-1919.
.000(410) -- British author.
I -- Medicine and health.
(*7) -- Antarctic regions.
SPRI record no.: 200605

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