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Problems of the old and cold
Author(s)R H Fox, R MacGibbon, Louise Davies
Journal titleBritish Medical Journal, vol 1, 6 January 1973
Pagespp 21-24
AnnotationA pilot winter study of body temperatures using new measuring techniques was tested on 72 volunteers aged 65 years or over in Portsmouth. The body temperatures were related to their environmental temperature and living conditions. No case of serious hypothermia was found, but the study confirms that older people have lower body temperatures and suggests that the coldest individuals tended to be the least aware of discomfort from the cold, which may place them at risk for developing hypothermia. (AKM).
Accession NumberCPA-930726069 A
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