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The Drake Shake and a more bilious shade of green: a tale of mistaken latitude, altitude and tablets

Joseph Y S Ting
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (11): 610.
Published online: 7 December 2009

To the Editor: A 40-year-old, first-time traveller from the northern hemisphere, on an expedition cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula, experienced thirst, polyuria, fatigue and worsening headaches for several days before embarking on a rough Drake Passage crossing in January 2009. Being well-to-do, fit, and taking no regular medication, he had decided on an adventurous holiday rather than his usual high-end European resort vacation.

  • Joseph Y S Ting

  • Mater Public Hospitals, Brisbane, QLD.

Correspondence: Joseph.Ting@mater.org.au

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