Solution to question on a study of mountain sickness, 2

This was a very unusual study because they deliberately set out to make the subjects ill. Presumably the climbers had experience of altitude and knew what they were letting themselves in for, though no mention is made of how consent was obtained. One quarter of the climbers had to be evacuated by helicopter. Thus the ethics of this study would seem to be debateable.

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