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dc.contributorBelanger, Dian Olson, 1941-en_US
dc.creatorDalton, Brian C.en_US
dc.identifierRecord Group Number: 56.165en_US
dc.descriptionThe Antarctic Deep Freeze oral history project was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and supported by the Antarctic Deep Freeze Association. The original paper copies and unaltered tapes have been deposited in the library of the National Science Foundation.en_US
dc.description.abstractDr. Brian Dalton had scarcely arrived in the United States from his native Ireland for additional medical studies when he was drafted for military service. Obtaining a commission as a Navy lieutenant, he quickly volunteered for Antarctic duty, to experience an adventure that few would ever know. A last-minute and inexperienced substitute, he became the physician and officer-in-charge of Byrd Station over the winter of 1957, when the IGY began. Among Dalton's challenges were the fact that numerous building and food supplies and, especially, beer never arrived at the tiny inland outpost. Despite the spartan conditions and social divisions along educational lines, the camp remained generally peaceable although news of the privation brought Admiral Dufek himself on an inspection visit in the spring. Dalton's worst medical emergency was burns to his own hands when a spirit lamp exploded.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundationen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAntarctic Deep Freeze Associationen_US
dc.publisherByrd Polar Research Center Archival Programen_US
dc.relation.isformatof2 audio tapes available in the OSU Archivesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAntarctic Deep Freeze Oral History Projecten_US
dc.rightsRestrictions: This item is not restricted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. Navy -- Medical personnel -- Interviewsen_US
dc.subject.lcshOperation Deep Freezeen_US
dc.subject.lcshOral historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshArctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Interviewsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPolar regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Interviewsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAntarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- Interviewsen_US
dc.subject.otherDalton, Brian C. -- Interviewsen_US
dc.titleInterview of Brian C. Dalton by Dian O. Belangeren_US

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