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April 9, 1938

Hilfsbuch für raum- und aussenklimatische Messungen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Katathermometers

JAMA. 1938;110(15):1222. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790150068039

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This volume is designed as an aid to the practicing hygienist and to heating and ventilating engineers, in addition to the answers given to medicometeorological and bioclimatic questions. In addition to the main considerations of heat, of various kinds and degrees, as related to the comfort of the individual while indoors, some consideration is given to outside climatic conditions. The main value of the book lies in two directions: First, a clear though brief outline of the biophysical influences affecting bodily comfort. Such factors as temperature sensation, production of heat, chemical and physical heat regulation, heat losses, influence of moving air, moist air, radiant heat, pigmentation, ionized air, and dust in air are considered. Second, and most comprehensive, is the discussion of the various factors in relation to the means for attaining practical measurements. One section is devoted to such matters as wet and dry thermometers, psychrometry, equivalent temperature, effective

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