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Published Papers On Health and Travel to Nepal

David R. Shlim is a recognized international expert in travel medicine, having published dozens of original research papers and authored a number of chapters in travel medicine and infectious disease textbooks. He was the Medical Director of the CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center in Kathmandu, Nepal from 1983 to 1998. During that time he also offered free medical care to hundreds of newly arrived Tibetan refugees, mainly suffering from frostbite from crossing the high Himalayas without proper equipment. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he currently lives with his family.

Dr Luanne Freer Dr Luanne Freer is an emergency physician and immediate Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society. She has lived in and served as medical director for Yellowstone National Park for the past 15 years and serves on the advisory boards for the National Park Service the National Ski Patrol. In 2003 she founded and continues to direct the non-profit Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic for the Himalayan Rescue Association, the subject of two documentaries including the most recent BBC production Everest ER.




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