Accession Number : AD0278522

Title :   SOME EFFECTS OF BODY HEATING PRIOR TO EXTREME COOLING

Corporate Author : ARCTIC AEROMEDICAL LAB FORT WAINWRIGHT ALASKA

Personal Author(s) : BARNETT,PAUL W.

Report Date : OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This study was performed to determine the effect of body heating prior to extreme cooling. Subjects were heated in a 42 C water bath until hear rates reached 150 beats/minute or rectal temperatures reached 39.5 C. Subjects were exposed, following heating, to ambient air temperatures of O C for 30 minutes and -15 C for 60 minutes. No significant change in tolerance times was noted. Total body heating prior to exposure is an ineffective means of extending the human body's tolerance to extreme cold. A discussion of the results is present d (Author)

Descriptors :   EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), HEART, HEATING, HUMANS, MEASUREMENT, THALAMUS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE