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high altitude and respiratory system
“the himalaya is a great deva-atma, a great spiritual presence, stretching from the west to the eastern sea like a measuring rod to gauge the world’s greatness.” kalidasa. mankind has been fascinated by mountainous regions of the world from the time immemorial. more than 400 million people permanently reside at elevations above 1500 meters above the sea level1 while an estimated 40 million people travel and stay temporar...