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April 29, 1939

Air Conditioning: A Practical, Modern and Fundamental Treatise on the Subject of Air Conditioning, Air Distribution, Refrigeration, Comfort Cooling, Humidification and Air Purification

JAMA. 1939;112(17):1757. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800170103038

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This is a practical and fairly complete treatise on the mechanics of air conditioning. Written primarily for students, contractors and practical engineers, it contains much fundamental information to meet the needs of beginners in the art. There is little on physiologic and health aspects of air conditioning that would interest the physician. Whatever is said about the need of humidification, ionization or deodorization appears to have been based on manufacturers' literature. The print is large and readable and the illustrations are good. The index is fair and there is no bibliography despite the liberal use of basic sources of information.

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