Accession Number:

AD0775687

Title:

Medical Aspects of Cold Water Immersion, A Review

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-09-19

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Whole body hypothermia is an acknowledged cause of death in victims of cold water immersion. Survivors of submarine escape must contend with this physiologic stress in the open sea. A concise statement of basic physiologic principles and modes of treatment is a timely adjunct to training programs for submarine escape so that victims may better cope with hypothermic environments.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE