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Abstracts for Alcohol and Expeditions, Free Paper Session, Thursday 17 September 11.15–12.00, Pippard Lecture Theatre
Expedition medicine: the risk of illness and injury
  1. C. M. Wiggins,
  2. R. M. Lyon
  1. Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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    Doctors and allied health professionals with emergency medicine experience may provide medical support to worldwide charity expeditions, which are becoming increasingly popular. Little is known about the risks of participating in a charity expedition.


    To quantify and describe the incidence and nature of illness and injuries sustained on worldwide charity expeditions. …

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