A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War


Philip Caputo

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Immersion Foot Term Analysis

Also called “trench foot,” it is a painful disorder of the foot caused by prolonged exposure to cold dampness or as a result of having one’s feet immersed for too long in cold water. Immersion foot results in damage to the skin, nerves, and muscle.
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Chapter Fourteen
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...traps account for all of the company’s casualties. Caputo tries to keep a lookout for immersion foot , due to the men being constantly wet. They are also often tired and hungry,... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen
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Caputo checks the marines for immersion foot . Their shriveled skin is covered with red pustules and blisters. They eat lunch, which... (full context)