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October 1956

Cold Injury:

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Transactions of the Third Conference, February 22, 23, 24, and 25, 1954, Fort Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, M. Irene Ferrer, Editor. Price, $4.50. Pp. 216. Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Publications, Post Office, Box 575, Packanack Lake, N. J., 1955.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;98(4):529. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250280131018

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The geopolitical changes taking place in the last twenty-five years have caused increasing numbers of men to change, willingly or unwillingly, their habitat to frigid areas of our planet. The international geophysical year scheduled for 1957 and 1958 will see hundreds of technicians and scientists residing temporarily in Antarctica in the greatest and perhaps most hazardous reconnaissance of unexplored areas of the globe in all of history. Flights into the upper atmosphere are already taking men into regions where they are exposed to extremes of low environmental temperature. We have learned much since World War II of the effect of cold on man, but there is much more that we do not know and must learn before man can successfully and safely live in the coldest reaches of our own planet or of outer space.

This book consists of the transactions of the third of five conferences on cold injury

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