I think the idea of removing the clothing is that leaving it on, will reduce the amount of body heat getting to the hypothermic individual. Warming a hypothermic individual to quickly would most likely cause their death, in that the cold blood would go rushing to the core of the body, deepening the hypothermia. In some instances, this has caused heart attacks.
Last edited by RovingArcher; 08-02-2006 at 19:44.
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