Accidental hypothermia and frost-bite in Antarctica.

  title={Accidental hypothermia and frost-bite in Antarctica.},
  author={Phyllis Sullivan},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={146 3},
Two members of an Australian Antarctic expedition suffered hypothermia and frost-bite when they were stranded onshore after their small boat was swamped. Their efforts at field survival until recovery, six hours later, are described. At rescue one patient was found to have frost-bite and a core temperature of 30 degrees C. He was treated successfully by rapid rewarming in a hot bath. The other victim was considerably less hypothermic and suffered only mild frost-bite. Contrary to expectations… CONTINUE READING

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