General Routine Order Regarding the Prevention of Chilled Feet in Soldiers, October 11, 1915
As of 1915, the great many problems caused by trench foot demanded action on the part of military authorities, who sought to prevent the problem by establishing orders on the precautions to be taken to prevent frostbite. Rubbing the legs and feet with whale oil was a recognized method of keeping the limbs warm for a longer time.
Library and Archives Canada
RG9 III-B-2, vol. 3615, file 25/7/1-25/7/6
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