Harry Belleville Eisberg Jr. was born in 1915, in Standish, Maine. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1936, after which he studied for two years in the Dartmouth medical school and received his MDCM. from McGill University. Following his internship at the U.S. Marine Hospital in Stapleton, NY, Eisberg Jr. served with the United States Navy as a staff medical officer and flight surgeon. While in military service, he was a medical officer for "Operation Nanook" and "Operation High Jump" from 1945 to 1947. Eisberg Jr. later occupied the first Cold Weather Desk in the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and wrote extensively on polar medicine. He died in 1993.