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William Harvey, hypothermia, and battle injuries

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7224.1561 (Published 11 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1561
  1. M J Harbinson, general practitioner
  1. Stanley, County Durham

    I was interested to note that the high survival rate among exanguinated battle casualties in the Falklands conflict was partly attributed to the coldness of the climate, which may have facilitated clot formation and induced a form of suspended animation. A BBC documentary, Living Proof, on 28 September 1999 included a detailed discussion of these effects. The phenomenon, however, …

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