Trench Foot: The Medical Response in the First World War 1914–18

@inproceedings{Atenstaedt2006TrenchFT,
  title={Trench Foot: The Medical Response in the First World War 1914–18},
  author={R. Atenstaedt},
  booktitle={Wilderness & environmental medicine},
  year={2006}
}
  • R. Atenstaedt
  • Published in
    Wilderness & environmental…
    2006
  • Medicine
  • Abstract The approaching 90-year anniversary of United States entry into the Great War is an apt time to examine the response to trench foot (now called nonfreezing cold injury [NFCI]) in this conflict. Trench foot appeared in the winter of 1914, characterized by pedal swelling, numbness, and pain. It was quickly recognized by military-medical authorities. There was little debate over whether it was frostbite or new condition, and it was quickly accepted as a specific disease. The major… CONTINUE READING
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