[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
May 1960

Man in a Cold Environment.

Author Affiliations

By Alan C. Burton, Ph.D., and Otto G. Edholm, M.B., B.S. Price, $6.75. Pp. 273, with 75 illustrations. Edward Arnold & Co., 41-43 Maddox St., London W.1, England; The Williams & Wilkins Company, 428 E. Preston St., Baltimore 2, 1955.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1960;105(5):818-819. doi:10.1001/archinte.1960.00270170156019

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


This book, at the time it was published, fulfilled a real and pressing need. Many vague and poorly presented concepts of man's responses to cold have cluttered both the popular and scientific literature. The authors of this volume have performed a vital service in cleaning up the deadwood. Dr. Burton's masterful presentation of the basic physics and mathematics of thermal stresses cannot be too highly commended. Anyone interested in temperature regulation, the influence of environment upon the human organism, and/or thermal injury would benefit by perusing this volume. It is hoped that a new edition of this book will bring up to date the contributions made in the years since this volume's publication.