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Heat Illness - Recent Developments
  1. 2Lt RJ Booker, RAMC, Medical Student1 and
  2. Lt Col MCM Bricknell, RAMC DM MMedSci MRCGP MFOM DFPHM DRCOG DMCC DFFP, Commanding Officer2
  1. 1St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine. ha8010{at}qmul.ac.uk
  2. 222 Field Hospital, Aldershot, Hants.

Abstract

This paper reviews the literature concerning exertional heat illness in soldiers. It focuses on developments since Bricknell`s two part paper “Heat Illness - A Review of Military Experience” published in this journal in 1996. Recent advances in the understanding of risk factors, pathophysiology and treatment are discussed with a view to reducing the already low incidence of heat illness within the Armed Forces.

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