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November 18, 1939

Les troubles de la thermorégulation (coup de chaleur)

JAMA. 1939;113(21):1906. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800460060033

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This work is an experimental study the purpose of which is to determine the pathology of the clinical group of symptoms known as heat stroke. Two thirds of the monograph consists of a survey of the literature that the author considers has a bearing on the subject. Although there are twenty-five pages of bibliography, the American work on the subject is incomplete and most of the authors mentioned in the text cannot be found in it. The author exposed dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs to high humidity and temperatures ranging from 40 to 45 C. (104 to 113 F.), studied the clinical effects and examined them post mortem. The first group of animals died in from thirty-five to seventy-five minutes. The second group also exposed to high humidity and to lower temperatures, 32 to 35 C. (89.6 to 95 F.), survived. The physical and clinical changes were noted and they

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