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REPORT NO TN93-4
MEDICAL ASPECTS OF COLDWEATHER OPERATIONS:A Handbook for Medical OfficersU S ARMY RESEARCH INSTITUTEOFENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINENatick, Massachusetts01760-5007
Approved for public release distribution unlimited
UNITED STATES ARMYMEDICAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT COMMAND
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A263 559
 
The findings in this report are not to be construed as an official Department of theArmy position, unless so designated by other authorized documents.DTIC AVAILABILITY NOTICEQualified requestors may obtain copies of this document from CommanderDefense Technical Information Center (DTIC), Cameron Station, Alexandria, VA 22314.DISTRIBUTION UNLIMITEDDISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONSDestroy this report when no longer needed.Do not return to the originator.
 
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Acknowledgements 1Preface 2Introduction 3Section 1. Physiologic Effects of Cold Exposure 41.1 Heat Balance and Cora Temperature 51.2 The Acute Response to Cold Exposure 61.3 Cold-Introduced Vasodilatation (CIVD) 71.4 Human Adaptation to Cold 7Section 2. Prevention of Illness and Injury in the Cold 82.1 Preventing Cold Injuries: Role of the Medical Officer 82.2 Advice for the Commander 82.2.1 Soldier-Related Risk Factors 82.2.2 Environmental Risk Factors 92.2.3 Mission-Related Risk Factors 102.3 Training 112.4 Medical Surveillance 122.5 Sustaining Health and Performance 132.5.1 Medical Predeployment Preparation 132.5.2 Nutrition 142.5.3 Hydration 142.6 Medical Soldiers Are Role Models 15

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