History

Heat Prostration – Strength Magazine – July, 1926

As to recovery in heat prostration, this is usually favorable, but in sunstroke, recovery is less favorable. In all cases it depends upon the severity of the stroke, the previous health and habits of the patient, the com- plications, promptness and facility of the treatment. In general, cases in which unconsciousness lasts from twenty-four to forty-eight hours usually terminate fatally. The mortality rate during the summer months may be very high, ranging from 15 to SO per cent.

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