As Freezing Persons Recollect the Snow—First Chill—Then Stupor—Then the Letting Go

Fascinating read on what it’s like to freeze to death. 

“At 85 degrees, those freezing to death, in a strange, anguished paroxysm, often rip off their clothes. This phenomenon, known as paradoxical undressing, is common enough that urban hypothermia victims are sometimes initially diagnosed as victims of sexual assault. Though researchers are uncertain of the cause, the most logical explanation is that shortly before loss of consciousness, the constricted blood vessels near the body’s surface suddenly dilate and produce a sensation of extreme heat against the skin.”

As Freezing Persons Recollect the Snow—First Chill—Then Stupor—Then the Letting Go

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