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EVEREST THE TESTING PLACE John West 1985 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By West, John
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New York, 1985, 1st edition. 187 pp, color photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine condition. 

Very successful American ascent. Results of the American Medical Research Expedition to Mt. Everest, 1981. This was the first attempt to climb Mount Everest for the express purpose of conducting scientific and medical research.

In this splendid book of high adventure, medical science and mountaineering become one. This is the account of a recent event that was unique in American medicine and Himalayan expeditions. For the first time, an attempt was made to climb Mount Everest for the express purpose of conducting scientific and medical research. This book recounts the story of that climb, and the medical research which was undertaken.


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