In recent years a considerable literature has sprung up in connection with the clinical condition which in the past has been called by various authors firemen's cramps, stokers' cramps, miners' cramps, cane cutters' cramps or mill cramps, and which is now usually designated by the more general name of heat cramps. This literature has been analyzed by Talbott1 in a general review in which he includes also a presentation of his own studies in this field.
Heat cramps are a severe form of muscular cramps, occurring chiefly in the extremities, during or following heavy labor, at a high working temperature
HEAT CRAMPS. Ann Intern Med. ;10:270–273. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-2-270
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