Catching Cold for Science (May, 1938)

Catching Cold for Science

TO revolutionize present heating and air-conditioning methods, scientists are studying body heat radiation, methods of heat loss and skin sensitivity.

The photo below shows a human guinea pig, his feet in “ankle boxes,” where drafts of various temperatures, humidity and velocity, are played. Skin temperatures are recorded to determine just how much an individual can “take.”

  1. Myles says: March 19, 20109:06 am

    Silly rabbit, colds are from viruses.

  2. jayessell says: March 19, 20109:58 am

    I was going to post that, but the text of the article
    doesn’t claim a connection to illness.

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