TEDMED

Medical miracle on Everest: Ken Kamler on TED.com

When the worst disaster in the history of Mount Everest climbs occurred, Ken Kamler was the only doctor on the mountain. At TEDMED, he shares the incredible story of the climbers’ battle against extreme conditions and uses brain imaging technology to map the medical miracle of one man who survived roughly 36 hours buried in the snow. (Recorded at TEDMED, October 2009 in San Diego, CA. Duration: 20:50)

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