increases the chances of survival because it reduces the effect of shock (loss of circulationg body fluids). However this also reduces the effect of morphine which often pools where it was injected, soldiers then fill their buddies with extra syretts in an effort to relieve their pain and when the casualty warms up they get a huge dose of Morphine which kills them stone dead!
On the whole though cold conditions can help preserve life of a casualty.
Regards James K
Posted on Nov 22, 2001, 4:32 AM from IP address 188.8.131.52