Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Doctors in the Death Zone
Horizon was family viewing last night. It was the first of a two part programme on an expedition to Everest by a group of UK doctors. It was nice to see that the 'medic madness' that you see among medic undergraduates at University does persist. It's just the shirt and tie and doctorly 'on duty' demeanor that makes you wonder how student medics change into family GPs, consultants, house officers etc. These doctors were sampling their own blood after exercising on an exercise bike at different altitudes as they climbed Everest.
The family interest was mainly due to the fact that my nephew, Ben Dempsey, was the assistant producer and we had followed the progress of the production via the Horizon on Everest blog.