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Personal career perspectives in Extreme Physiology & Medicine


The best biographies are autobiographies.  Thus, Hugh Montgomery and Mike Grocott, Editors-in-Chief of Extreme Physiology & Medicine, have commissioned a series of career perspectives from research experts in the field.  These short personal reviews are written by eminent academics discussing their life’s work and influences so far.

First to reflect on a career’s worth of experience are Jim Milledge, Mike Sawka and John West.

Jim Milledge’s interest in high altitude began as a child, hill walking in Snowdonia.  Combining research with clinical medicine in his day job, his career was interspersed with expeditions to study the effects of altitude on various aspects of human physiology.

John West

Among those that influenced him, Jim …

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