|Jocelyn's and my new book has been published! Our new website is FatherDaughterCyclingAdventures.com from which the book can be purchased with links to CreateSpace (an Amazon publishing company) and Amazon. It will soon be out on eBooks also. Hint - We get a larger royalty from CreateSpace!|
The United States Antarctic Program (USAP) contracts to the University of Texas Medical Board (UTMB) for all medical requirements including National Science Foundation (NSF) mandated deployment Physical Qualifying and medical services at McMurdo, South Pole, and Palmer (on the Antarctic peninsula) stations. Club Med is staffed by a physician and a physician's assistant (PA).
|The South Pole Medical Center has a very clean, modern and efficient layout.|
|To the upper left are the surgical lights and below that is the X-Ray scanning computer. Scans are sent directly to UTMB in Texas for analysis.|
|A two bed hospital room complete with TV and VCR hanging on the opposite wall. There is a small patient on the right bed.|
|Portable X-Ray machine.|
|The lower black portion extends out and over the patient. A reusable film plate captures the image. This is then scanned, image sent to UTMB, then erased for the next job.|
|Every few weeks we have pizza on Saturday nights. Our excellent chef makes a delicious sourdough crust. This night all the vegetables on this vegetarian pizza were freshly harvested from the greenhouse.|
|This is the best pizza I have ever had. I really like the goat cheese.|
The drift has buried the station sign legs. The snow has blown hundreds of miles over the polar plateau this winter.
|In the distance are the RF building on the left, then the GOES and Skynet radome, and the SPTR radome - my work areas. In the foreground are various cargo berms.|
|Our flag is still flying. All directions point north!|
|The future is bright in this refraction sunrise taken on Monday September 16th at 3 am. The South Pole is one of the most beautiful places on earth.|
|The view from my exercise bike in the gym.|