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June 2018

Endurance—Frostbite, Then and Now

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(6):707. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.0734

The 2018 Olympics remind us of what it means to truly brave the odds.

During the age of Antarctic exploration (1895-1922), Sir Ernest Shackleton had a dream: to cross the entire Antarctic continent.1 In 1914, he commanded an expedition aboard the Endurance in an attempt to achieve the unachievable.1

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