By Prof. Dr. Hans Killian (auth.)
This first manuscript on chilly accidents was once written within the interval 1945-1946 because the results of own adventure received within the iciness months of the years 1941-1943 at the Northern entrance in Russia and next experimental paintings on the "Chirurgische Uni versitatsklinik" in Breslau (Wroclav) among 1943 and 1945. The goal on the time of writing used to be to offer a precis of our stories, in order that they may possibly function a foundation for additional medical and medical paintings. The manuscript has continuously been revised and taken brand new. For merely exterior purposes booklet has been not on time until eventually this present day. Our event of chilly protection and of elevated resistance to oxygen deficiency in chilled tissue, bought through the wintry weather classes of the second one global warfare in Russia, served as a foundation for the advance of neighborhood cryanaesthesia and hibernation, which retroactively furthered to a substantial measure our wisdom of chilly and frost accidents. See my monograph at the biology and scientific remedy of the chilly harm and common lack of temperature, which seemed individually in 1966 and discusses all organic adjustments. A accomplished document on chilly accidents was once written in English in 1952 on the instigation of Captain A. R. Behnke jr. united states (M.C.), (not to be had commercially).