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The most useful snippets from our authors, all in one place. DEPTH discusses topics of diving, equipment and environment, physics and physiology, technique and technology, and hyperbarics.

An Unexpected Odyssey

We had entered a dense fog bank! I had a rather helpless feeling, as a boy of 18, guiding 2,300 tons of steel into the unknown at ten knots, with no way of notifying anyone. Fortunately after a few minutes, which seemed like an eternity, the mate returned to the bridge. Flipping on the radar on the port side of the wheelhouse, he remarked, "Looks like we've got a bit of thick weather." He stepped out on the bridge wing and blew his police whistle to alert Kalle Holm, my watch partner. Kalle immediately stuck his head over the top of the bridge ladder and was ordered to the bow to stand lookout. 

When the radar had warmed up, the mate said, "Looks like we've got another ship out there. Give her five degrees starboard."

I heard the ship's bell strike three times . . . It was the other ship's bow lookout and we were directly in his path! I saw a huge bow as high as our wheelhouse loom out of the fog!"

The above is just one of the hair-raising experiences described by Dr. Kindwall as he writes of his time in the merchant marines, and via Yale and Harvard, running a safe-house for the CIA, submarine school, patrol on an early Polaris nuclear submarine, and work with "sandhogs" in compressed air tunnel construction. 

Find more details here about the book, "Unexpected Odyssey, From Merchant Sailor to Hyperbaric Physician" by Eric P. Kindwall, MD

 

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Your Chance to Meet the 'Giants' of Hyperbaric Medicine

 

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What You Can Expect from Hyperbaric Medicine Practice, 4th Ed.

A textbook may sometimes gain the unusual trait of longevity beyond all other books — it can be revised
and remain a primary source of information for generations of students.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Causes, Symptoms, and When to Utilize Hyperbaric Medicine

This is the final installment in our series on the published works of Dr. Eric P. Kindwall, the "Father of Hyperbaric Medicine." This week we are discussing the topic of carbon monoxide and cyanide poisoning. We invite you to dive into this topic with us and take advantage of these free goodies...

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Reduce the Risk of Oxygen Toxicity

This week we continue our series on the published works of Dr. Eric P. Kindwall, the "Father of Hyperbaric Medicine," by looking at the risk factors and symptoms of oxygen toxicity. We invite you to dive into this topic with us and take advantage of these free goodies...

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The Physics of Diving and Hyperbaric Pressures

The Physics of Diving and Hyperbaric Pressures

As promised, this month we are diving into the published works of Dr. Eric P. Kindwall, widely referred to as the "Father of Hyperbaric Medicine." This week we are looking at the physics of diving and hyperbaric pressures. We invite you to take advantage of these free goodies...

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Great videos. Simple breakdown of terms and definitions. thank you.
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A Giant in the Field of Hyperbaric Medicine

A Giant in the Field of Hyperbaric Medicine

Many refer to Dr. Kindwall at the "Father of Hyperbaric Medicine," and his contributions to hyperbaric medicine are legendary. Dr. Kindwall was born on January 17, 1934 and passed away on January 18, 2012. For this reason, we find it fitting to highlight his contributions to the field of hyperbaric medicine during the month of January.

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