Accession Number:

AD0652277

Title:

STUDIES OF MEN IN SIMULATED DESERT HEAT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Report Date:

1943-04-03

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

Four acclimatization experiments, utilizing a total of fifty-six enlisted men, were carried out in the laboratory hot room. The studies extended over a period of four months, some men being under study for a week a great majority of the men for periods of from one to two months. Forty-eight men lived in the hot room continuously throughout the duration of the experiments, being permitted to leave for only 5-minute periods daily. Temperatures like those encountered during the hot months in the California desert were used 120F during the day 0800-1700 hours and 90F at night. The relative humidity ranged from 15 to 22 during the day. Detailed accounts of the test procedures and the results are given.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE