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A Chilling Descent into the Macabre, Controversial, Lifesaving History of Hypothermia


In Out Cold, science writer Phil Jaekl tells the history of therapeutic hypothermia, from Ancient Egypt, where cold was used to treat skin irritations, to mad science involving crude experiments in the hopes of curing schizophrenia and devising a means of frozen suspended animation, to finally, modern medicine where cold is now becoming accepted for its lifesaving therapeutic value.


We understand hypothermia now better than ever before, and we have numerous new cooling techniques at our disposal, yet a macabre stigma still hangs over the field. This book will delve into a dark history from which science is now coming out on top.

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