War Surgery Handbook,
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA
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Cold injuries have played a major role in the defeat of armies throughout history. The impact on medical treatment facilities is staggering and Command influence on prevention is essential to an Armys functioning in the cold. The non-freezing injury of immersion foot or trench-foot occurs for relatively small numbers of people in training but can be significant in a combat setting. Frostbite, the actual freezing of tissue, is the major threat to the wounded and to individuals unprepared to deal with the cold environment. The risk factor recognition current methods of treatment and management of these injuries are critical for a military surgeon who must advise the Commander. Keywords Trenchfoot Immersion foot Hypothermia.
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