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BYU's Alton Thygerson named fellow of wilderness medicine society

Alton Thygerson, a professor of health science at Brigham Young University, was recently named one of the first-ever Fellows of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine by the Wilderness Medical Society.

Thygerson was among 38 individuals out of 3,000 total society members to receive the first-time honor during the national society’s annual meeting last month.

He received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate from BYU. He has authored more than 40 books for organizations such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the National Safety Council, the Wilderness Medical Society, the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The Wilderness Medical Society's purpose is to present educational programs and publications that inform its members and the public about preventing, recognizing and treating medical problems encountered in wilderness situations.

For more information, contact Brad L. Neiger at (801) 422-3313.

Writer: Aaron Searle

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