Heat illness--a review of military experience (Part 2)

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Abstract

This is the second part of a two part review of the military experience of heat illness. It presents a synopsis of the literature from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The epidemiological evidence for the factors causing heat injuries are summarised as well as the international developments of preventive measures. Finally the current areas of uncertainty are identified and some proposals for future research will be made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-42
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Volume142
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996

Keywords

  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Heat Stress Disorders/epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Israel
  • Military Personnel
  • Risk Factors
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Warfare

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