October 1964

Heat Stress and Heat Disorders.

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By C. S. Leithead, MB, ChB, and A. R. Lind, BSc, D Phil. Price, $6.95. Pp 321, with 38 illustrations. F. A. Davis Company, 1914 Cherry St, Philadelphia 19103, 1964.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;114(4):570-571. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.03860100152036

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Although designed primarily to furnish practical information for industrial experts and others concerned with work and living in hot environments, this book has the virtue of presenting in addition a review of the scientific basis for human response to heat. The first several chapters containing this basic scientific information make one of the most succinct and lucid summaries I have encountered. They can be recommended as basic physiologic text for this subject. The more extensive monographs and multiauthored volumes on heat physiology can then be used by the student for reference on detail.

The second portion, devoted to the heat stress encountered throughout the world, is likewise clear and direct, yet not superficial. The grouping of working conditions as intolerable, just tolerable, and easily tolerable is a happy arrangement for sorting out the widely divergent physiologic and practical reports in the literature.

The third portion presents the textbook pictures of

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