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Physiology of Man in the Desert


THE possibility that American troops might be required to fight in the desert caused a team of physiologists to go to the Colorado Desert in California during the summers of 1942 and 1943. Their efforts were mainly concentrated first on the effects of the environment and level of physical activity on the rate of sweating and on the water requirements of man, and secondly, on the physiological effects of water depletion.

Physiology of Man in the Desert

By E. F. Adolph and Associates. (Monographs in the Physiological Sciences.) Pp. xiii + 357. New York and London: Interscience Publishers, Inc., 1947.) 39s.

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MCARDLE, B. Physiology of Man in the Desert. Nature 161, 744 (1948).

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