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Frostbite on Antarctic expedition, 1911

Frostbite on Antarctic expedition, 1911

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SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Frostbite on Antarctic expedition. Close-up of the swollen and frostbitten hand of an Antarctic explorer in 1911. Frostbite is an injury to skin and underlying tissue that results from prolonged exposure to freezing or subfreezing temperatures. It can cause death of the tissue, requiring amputation to avoid gangrene. This is the hand of British Royal Navy surgeon Edward Atkinson (1881-1929), photographed during the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). Also known as the Terra Nova Expedition and led by Robert Falcon Scott, the shore party of 34 spent two seasons exploring on and around the Ross Ice Shelf. Photographed on 5 July 1911.

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