The Summit Situation on Everest

Traffic is a B—-! In the last couple of days over 200 people summitted the highest mountain in the world. Elaine Yu wrote about it in Wilderness Medicine Magazine, where many of the details from this post were first reported yesterday. That volume of climbers heading up and down the same fixed route means a bit of a traffic…

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Whatever Happened to that NYC Doctor who Got Ebola?

Emergency Medicine residency training, an MPH from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and years of practicing medicine in Africa prior to the fall of 2014 prepared long-time Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) member Dr. Craig Spencer, to be part of the international emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in 2014. While we watched the epidemic…

Wilderness Medicine in the City

Multiple Generations of Wilderness Medicine Physicians Last week was a sweep for Wilderness Medicine In Philly. It began on Thursday when Dr. Paul Auerbach, one of the founding members of the Wilderness Medical Society and the author of the academic text Wilderness Medicine gave a two-hour Grand Rounds at Jefferson entitled “Earthquake! The Stanford Response to Haiti 2010.”…