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Team cracks century-old mystery over the health struggles of explorer Ernest Shackleton

The severe nutrient deficiency beriberi is found to be the primary cause of Shackleton's bouts of breathlessness and weakness

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(Press-News.org) BOSTON - Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) appear to have solved the 120-year-old mystery surrounding the failing health of famed Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton over the course of his daring expeditions to Antarctica in the early part of the twentieth century. In a paper published online in the END


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[Press-News.org] Team cracks century-old mystery over the health struggles of explorer Ernest Shackleton
The severe nutrient deficiency beriberi is found to be the primary cause of Shackleton's bouts of breathlessness and weakness