hypothermia

Hypothermia, Frostbite and Cold Injuries

James Wilkerson MD Editor, Cameron Bangs MD, John S`Hayward PhD

Published by the Mountaineers.

This slender manual is an update on hypothermia. It has been streamlined and made easy to read by avoiding technical medical jargon so that no one should have trouble reading through it.

It is a good concise review of the basics of hypothermia- why people get too dangerously cool. The later sections describe prevention, treatment and other cold related injuries.

This book is strongly recommended for even those accustomed to living in cold climates as even they may learn a few facts about cold. For travelers and others planning out door activities in the winter the information on how to dress for cols is valuable.