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Interview of Kenneth E. Aldrich by Dian O. Belanger

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Title: Interview of Kenneth E. Aldrich by Dian O. Belanger
Creators: Aldrich, Kenneth E., 1921-2006
Contributors: Belanger, Dian Olson, 1941-
Issue Date: 2009-04-23
Publisher: Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program
Series/Report no.: Antarctic Deep Freeze Oral History Project
Abstract: In the absence of the medical officers (physicians) who were training elsewhere, Chief Medical Corpsman Kenneth Aldrich struggled to organize the medical departments that would be taken to Antarctica for both of the Deep Freeze I bases. With understanding of the Navy system, persistence, and, eventually, the presence of Dr. Edward Ehrlich and his officer status, he managed even to upgrade the medical supplies and equipment. Aldrich wintered over at Little America V, where he assisted the doctor in running the dispensary and providing a safe haven for men seeking counsel. Complaining of the obscene quantity of "medicinal" alcohol provided, he bartered it effectively for needed goods and services.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/36718
Other Identifiers: Record Group Number: 56.155
Rights: Restrictions: This item is not restricted.
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