Neurological Observations During Hypothermia

  • C. A. Pagni
  • J. Courjon
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 13)


The data which demonstrate that an homoiothermal animal or a man can be refrigerated to low body temperatures without danger and with complete recovery of his thermoregulating capacity are very old. Peter (1872) and Beincke (1875) reported in the 19th century cases of patients whose internal temperature (rectal) had descended from accidental causes to extremely low points, 24° C—26° C, and who had recovered. Simpson (1902) demonstrated that a monkey cooled to 14° C could survive and recover. Simpson and Herring (1905) showed that it was possible to take cats down to 16° C and that these recovered if warmed. Britton (1923) demonstrated that cats with rectal temperatures of 19° C recover spontaneously.


Circulatory Arrest Theta Activity Moderate Hypothermia Deep Hypothermia Delta Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. Pagni
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Courjon
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinica NeurochirurgicaUniversità degli StudiMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Service d’EléctroencéphalographieHôpital NeurologiqueLyonFrance

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