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Sep 30, 2009, 1:45 PM
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Charles Houston, father of high-altitude medicine
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Charles Houston, the Burlington polymath who climbed K2, studied the effects of high altitude on the body and taught medicine at the University of Vermont, died Sunday. He was 96

He was a one-time director of the Peace Corps in India and of the Medical Peace Corps in Washington, D.C., before moving to Burlington in 1966 to join UVM's medical school.

Sometimes called the "father of high-altitude medicine," Houston was an expert on pulmonary edema, hypoxia and the effects of altitude and the resulting diminished oxygen.

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/...909300310/1007/RSS02


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http://www.pbs.org/...092009/profile2.html Bill Moyers interview of him from a few years ago.


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