Saturday, January 17, 2009

Warm and Dead

As the saying goes, you're not dead until you're warm and dead.  I've seen at least one pretty extreme example to lend support to this claim.  Given the recent string of frigid temperatures, and the miraculous survival of those US Airways passengers after crashing in near-freezing waters, hypothermia has been in the headlines lately.  Here's a Scientific American interview with an ER doc published yesterday on what happens when your patient is an ice cube.

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