Number of excess deaths during winter is large

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7023.124b (Published 13 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:124
  1. D S G Sloan
  1. Consultant in public health medicine Department of Public Health, Argyll and Clyde Health Board, Paisley PA2 7BN

    EDITOR,—In discussing the incidence of hypothermia L J Hislop and colleagues touch on the larger issue of excess deaths in winter.1 Research in many countries has confirmed this phenomenon,2 3 4 which can be ascribed only in part to hypothermia itself and the effects of influenza and other …

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