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Carbon Monoxide as a Hazard of Polar Exploration

Nature volume 145, pages 9295 (20 January 1940) | Download Citation

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PETER FREUCHEN, speaking from his long experience in the Arctic, has said recently that “only when modern times came in did the exploration of the Polar regions begin to amount to anything real. The invention of the Primus stove did more than anything else. After that came the dog sledge.” Certainly modern polar explorers have a great advantage in the hot food and ample supply of drinking water that the Primus stove affords.

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    • YANDELL HENDERSON
    •  & J. MCCULLOUGH TURNER

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