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Cold War

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The antagonism between the USA and USSR lasting from the late 1940s until the late 1980s, ‘cold’ because it was waged through diplomatic and ideological means rather than force. Britain ...

hypothermia

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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...hypothermia Abnormally low body temperature, a dangerous, life-threatening condition caused by exposure to prolonged cold and/or evaporative cooling while wearing wet clothes in a cold wind. It is a common cause of death in immersion in cold water; e.g., victims of torpedo attacks on ships in the North Atlantic during World War II. ...

immersion syndrome

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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... ( immersion foot , trench foot ) Peripheral vascular lesions, especially of the feet, caused by lengthy periods of working with feet in cold water or soggy wet socks and boots. This is an occupational disease of outdoor and farm workers in cold damp conditions and was a common disability of soldiers engaged in trench warfare in World War I. More extensive prolonged immersion or working in wet clothing in cold conditions can cause more generalized vascular damage, but hypothermia is a frequent outcome. ...

third world

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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...French ( tiers monde ) in the 1950s to distinguish the low-income, nonaligned nations of Africa, Latin America, and south Asia from those aligned either with the Western democracies or with the Soviet bloc and communist China. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War made this term obsolete. ...

immersion syndrome

immersion syndrome  

Syn: immersion foot, trench foot. Peripheral vascular lesions, especially of the feet, caused by lengthy periods of working with feet in cold water or soggy wet socks and boots. This is an ...
National Academy of Sciences

National Academy of Sciences  

(NAS)A nonprofit organization of distinguished scientists in the United States (with some foreign members by invitation). It was chartered by an act of Congress in 1863 with the mission of advising ...
Oxfam

Oxfam  

An acronym for the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief, the nongovernmental organization founded in Oxford, United Kingdom, in 1942 to cope with wartime famines. OXFAM is now a major worldwide ...

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