Oil and medicine do mix

Despite this column title, the Oil and Gas Journal is not turning into a doctor magazine. But we have had special reports on remote medicine and have recognized that physicians, nurses, and paramedics are joining geologists, engineers, and project managers as essential members of oil industry teams seeking and producing new resources far offshore, in the desert and jungle, and on the tundra. As a result, this editor, with industry help, has put together a conference on this subject.Whether a roughneck, engineer, or manager, oil workers often must face assignments in isolated locations and extreme cold, heat, humidity, or trauma-and in the wrong place, diseases.That's where the doctor ...

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