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Ice Bound: One Woman's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 14 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:935
  1. Jo Ann Rosenfeld
  1. BMJ USA

    Jerri Nielsen

    Ebury Press, £16.99, pp 362

    ISBN 0 09 185623 X

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    Ice Bound is the story of a woman's survival during the long, dark, six month winter with 40 other people at the South Pole installation run by the National Science Foundation. As a tale of endurance, courage, patience, and boredom in the pursuit of knowledge, it is worth reading. However, it is also the story of a 47 year old emergency room doctor who goes to serve and to have an adventure but then finds her true self …

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