Paul Auerbach, 'Father of Wilderness Medicine' has died

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Monday, July 5, 2021 - 21:00
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Wilderness Medical Society

Paul Auerbach, one of the pioneers of Wilderness Medicine passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, following a difficult battle with brain cancer.

From the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS):

In order to commemorate his lasting contributions to the WMS and the field of wilderness medicine, the WMS Board of Directors established an annual summer lectureship in honor of Dr. Paul Auerbach in early June 2021. The lectureship will seek to invite top, expert speakers on topics whose work complements the vision of the WMS, to be thought-provoking, innovative, and to nurture the breadth of the WMS. With support from his family, donations are being accepted to the Paul Auerbach Lectureship Fund. Please click here to donate, and here to leave a tribute which will be shared with his family. All donations are tax-deductible.

Highlights of Paul's Wilderness Medicine Contributions

Though his contributions to the field of wilderness medicine cannot be quantified, below is just a brief list of the achievements that have touched our community:

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Monday, July 5, 2021 to Sunday, September 5, 2021