Death in heat waves

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7425.1228-b (Published 20 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1228

Beware of fans…

  1. Robert M Wolfe (r-wolfe@northwestern.edu), assistant professor
  1. Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

    EDITOR—In his editorial Keatinge referred to fans as a prevention for heat injury.1 However, in severe heat, fans can add to the level of heat stress.

    Writing about the fatal heat wave of 1995 in …

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