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This is one of the finest and most comprehensive and detailed books ever written on the subject. The historical review from the Napoleonic Wars through World War II is outstanding in that cold injury has always been a problem for armies in combat during the fall, winter, and spring months. The concise pinpointing of the problem during World War II is noteworthy. The epidemiology, pathogenesis, and pathological aspects discussed are all conclusive. It is important to note that this condition occurs most frequently after a warm-up period following cold, freezing weather and during the periods when the troops are pinned down in trenches, foxholes, and emplacements where proper care of hands, feet, and legs and exercise are impossible. Troops on the move have much less cold injury. The clinical picture, diagnosis, and treatment are covered in a most excellent manner. Col. Whayne is to be complimented on his most excellent
Killingsworth WP. Cold Injury, Ground Type. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;103(6):1016. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270060168044
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