Mawson and Mertz: a re‐evaluation of their ill‐fated mapping journey during the 1911–1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition

@article{CarringtonSmith2005MawsonAM,
  title={Mawson and Mertz: a re‐evaluation of their ill‐fated mapping journey during the 1911–1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition},
  author={Denise Carrington-Smith},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  year={2005},
  volume={183}
}
During the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911–1914, Douglas Mawson and two companions, Belgrave Ninnis and Xavier Mertz, undertook an ill‐fated mapping journey. Ninnis died when he fell down a crevasse, together with the sledge carrying most of their food supplies, and later Mertz became ill and died. Only Mawson returned. In 1969, Cleland and Southcott proposed that Mertz died of vitamin A toxicity and Mawson suffered from the effects of hypervitaminosis A because, with little food left… 
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