High-Living Superman

When it comes to high-altitude living, says plump Dr. Carlos Monge, director of Peru's National Institute of Andean Biology, the Andean man is in a class by himself. Last week in Lima Dr. Monge told scientists from 18 countries about his continuing researches in a subject on which he ranks as one of the world's leading authorities (TIME, June 23, 1947).

After centuries of living 2½ miles or so above sea level, says Dr. Monge, the Andean native has become "a climato-physiological variety of the human race." To cope with the low oxygen supply in the air he breathes, the...

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