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dc.contributor.authorGrant, Ian D.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-31T11:44:42Z
dc.date.available2018-01-31T11:44:42Z
dc.date.issued1953en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/28141
dc.description.abstractOne hundred and eleven cases of heat effects are described, divided as follows:en
dc.description.abstractHeat exhaustion and collapse: Mild 52, Moderate 39, Severe 9 =100; Heat Hyperpvrexia: 11; Mortality: Nil; Morbidity: Average stay in hospital: 9.5 days; Average sick leave in the hills: 10 days; (This figure is not really accurate as it fails to take into account that several cases were due for routine hill leave and were sent direct from hospital with their unit parties.); Cases repatriated 3.en
dc.description.abstractClinical details of all cases of hyperpyrexia and of the severe cases of heat exhaustion are given. Other cases have been treated statistically.en
dc.description.abstractLaboratory tests were subordinated to clinical findings and only essential investigations (examination for malarial parasites, etc.) were carried out.en
dc.description.abstractCases were considered in two groups, those with considerable tropical experience, who had spent at least one hot season in India, and those with under a year's tropical service.en
dc.description.abstractA description of the Hospital and the facilities available is given, and of the advance preparations made to deal with the expected occurrence of cases as the hot season reached its climax.en
dc.description.abstractDetails of the general lines of treatment of different types of case have been given in full.en
dc.description.abstractThe medical literature on the subject has been discussed, from Haldane's pioneer research to the scientific analysis of Ladell and his colleagues in 1944 and Professor Maegraith's summary in this year's British Medical Journal.en
dc.description.abstractA suggestion is made of the possible value of pentothal sodium as an adjuvant to the treatment of hyperpyrexia.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2017 Block 16en
dc.relation.isreferencedbyAlready catalogueden
dc.titleHeat effects: a clinical surveyen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
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dc.type.qualificationnameMD Doctor of Medicineen


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