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Term: sunstroke
References: HMS Surprise, pages 129, 244
The Mauritius Command, page 323
The Fortune of War, page 80
The Hundred Days, page 268
Meaning: Overheating of the body due to prolonged exposure to great heat without protective measures such as shade, ventilation, increased fluid intake, and other cooling measures. It causes an increase in body temperature that can lead to collapse and death.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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