Perhaps no Arctic expedition of the past is complete without mention of snow blindness. We find a description of its symptoms in the diaries of E. Ken (1866) and J. Payer (1935), D. De Long (1936), F. Wrangel (1948) and many others. Snow blindness not only caused much suffering to Arctic travelers, but was also the cause of the failure of entire expeditions.
Snow blindness, liver poisoning of polar animals, helminthic infestations, prevention and treatment of diseases.
One of the detachments of the Great Northern Expedition, led by Dmitry Sterlegov, who reached the western coast of Taimyr on March 22, 1740, could not advance further due to snow blindness, which struck all its participants. The same misfortune befell the team of Dmitry Laptev.
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Based on materials from the book Man in extreme environmental conditions.