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Dr. Jerri Nielsen’s story made headlines in 1999: while stationed at the South Pole she diagnosed herself with breast cancer, treated herself with supplies delivered by airdrop, and was evacuated when weather finally permitted. In her memoir, she explains what brought her to Antarctica, and describes her medical ordeal.
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