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October 14, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The long polar winter may be nearing an end for Jerrie Nielsen, an ailing U.S. physician stranded at an Antarctic research station. Nielsen, 47, who has a lump in her breast, reportedly has been treating herself with chemotherapy since an airdrop of medical supplies in July.
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June 25, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
Dr. Jerri Nielsen FitzGerald, who was the only physician at an isolated South Pole research station when she diagnosed and treated her own breast cancer before being evacuated in a daring 1999 rescue, has died. She was 57. FitzGerald died Tuesday at her home in Southwick, Mass., her family announced. Her cancer had been in remission but returned in 2005.
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June 25, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
Dr. Jerri Nielsen FitzGerald, who was the only physician at an isolated South Pole research station when she diagnosed and treated her own breast cancer before being evacuated in a daring 1999 rescue, has died. She was 57. FitzGerald died Tuesday at her home in Southwick, Mass., her family announced. Her cancer had been in remission but returned in 2005.
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October 14, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The long polar winter may be nearing an end for Jerrie Nielsen, an ailing U.S. physician stranded at an Antarctic research station. Nielsen, 47, who has a lump in her breast, reportedly has been treating herself with chemotherapy since an airdrop of medical supplies in July.
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October 8, 1999 | From Associated Press
Two military planes headed for the bitter cold of Antarctica on Thursday to bring home a doctor who for three months has been treating herself for a lump in her breast. Dr. Jerrie Nielsen is the physician for a crew of 41 researchers at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. She is believed to have been treating herself with chemotherapy since mid-July, when drugs and medical equipment were air-dropped into a howling snowstorm. Among those on the flight is a replacement doctor for the station.
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