The Basic Essentials of Hypothermia. William W. Forgey. ICS Books, Merrillville, Indiana, 1991. 68 pages, many diagrams and tables. This book is one of the Basic Essentials Series of 24 outdoor volumes, written to provide the average outdoor person with all one needs to know about problems likely to be encountered. The style is serious, the writing terse. Case historiesillustrate more important points. Numerous charts and diagrams provide technical data in an understandable way. The information is up to date. The author manages to avoid medical jargon and to speak to the average reader without condescension. This is an inexpensive, valuable addition to any outdoor library.
Charles S. Houston, M.D.