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Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries: Prevention, Survival, Rescue, and Treatment, 2nd Edition Paperback – Sep 27 2006

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Buy it!! March 10 2014
By old soldier - Published on
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It's the best and most thorough book I've ever read on cold weather survival. Very comprehensive! It's a "must have" to a home library for a person who is preparing for any kind of anticipated emergency. Have read once and re read parts 2-3 times. .
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Recommended, this a MUST Read Book! June 4 2011
By PRIDE - Published on
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This is the 2006 updated edition, author James A. Wilkerson, M.D., was one of the authors and the editor of the 1986 edition.

I read the 1986 edition and it was very good. "Book was written to an audience with a variable background. Hikers, climbers, hunters, fishermen, bicyclists, lost children - anyone who is cold, wet, tired and without the proper food, clothing and shelter - can suffer from hypothermia, a lower than normal body temperature that slows and eventually shuts down the body's vital system. This compact, comprehensive book covers hypothermia's causes and effects, and tells how to prevent, recognize and treat it. A chapter on cold water immersion hypothermia is must reading for fishermen, power and sail boaters, rafters, canoeist, and kayakers. Other chapters cover frostbite and other localized cold injuries such as trench foot. Hypothermia occurs more commonly in urban environments than in the wilderness. The very young are more susceptible to hypothermia.. The younger the child , the more rapid the cooling. The elderly produce less heat because they have a smaller muscle mass ... A room temperature of 60 degrees F (16 degrees C) may be inadecuate to prevent chronic body heat loss in the elderly." (Wilkerson, Bangs, Hayward, 1986)

Link to the 1986 edition, if still available: Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries: Prevention, Recognition and Pre-Hospital Treatment

Link to US Coast Guard DVD, if available: Hypothermia: What Is Is and How to Treat It
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valuable resource March 13 2014
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This is a well written source of information about cold injuries, and avaluable sorce of research information. A great addition to any library.
The book is the best on the subject and it should be required at ... June 13 2015
By Javier Thome - Published on
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This book is mandatory reading for anyone in the Armed Forces, including the Commander in Chief, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Sec of Defense, SOA, SON, SOA, CIA, Spec Ops. All active duty personnel and reserve, merchant marines. The book is the best on the subject and it should be required at all the military acadamies, all the military schools. Promotion boards should include some of the material in their testing. The contents of this book will make readiness possible to achieve. As a former member of the military, who has personal experience with thermal injuries, and as a professional who has nursed patients with thermal injuries, I say to you this book will save your life, your limbs.
Worth a read by any practitioner in cold climates. April 20 2015
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Wanted to stay current on my knowledge - well-written by very respected author/authority in the field. Didn't realize it was from 2006, though. Likely NOT many changes in practice since then - so still valuable information.