Psychological Effects of Isolation and Confinement of a Winter-Over Group at McMurdo Station, Antarctica

  • Donna C. Oliver
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Abstract

In all the world there is no desolation more complete than the polar night. It is a return to the Ice Age—no warmth, no life, no movement. Only those who have experienced it can fully appreciate what it means to be without the sun day after day, week after week. Few men unaccustomed to it can fight off its effects altogether, and it has driven some men mad. (Lansing, 1959, p. 51)

Keywords

Fatigue Depression Schizophrenia Beach Cohol 

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