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Medical News & Perspectives
March 18, 1998

Taking Telemedicine to the Top of the World

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JAMA. 1998;279(11):816-817. doi:10.1001/jama.279.11.816-JMN0318-2-1

TELEMEDICINE is expected to reach new heights this spring when the 1998 American Mt Everest Expedition team attempts to reach the summit of the highest mountain on earth.

When the team of experienced climbers begin their ascent from the mountain's base camp in May, they will be wearing some of the latest telemedicine equipment for monitoring their health status and helping researchers learn more about how the human body adapts to extreme environmental conditions.