A REVIEW OF CURRENT CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES USED TO CONTROL BODY HEAT LOSS DURING WATER IMMERSION
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
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The problem of providing adequate clothing for personnel who either during normal operations or accidentally are immersed in cold water has continued to challenge clothing manufacturers. In the past decade the development of foamed plastics and other clothing materials has offered new possibilities. Likewise advances in energy conversion and storage systems offer new solutions to this critical operational problem. The basic physical and physiological concepts which relate to the problem of limiting thermal loss from the immersed human will be reviewed. Newer technical developments in insulative clothing and supplemental heating systems will be discussed with relation to these basic concepts.
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