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April 1957

Human Perspiration.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;99(4):669-670. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260040169018

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There are two environments which determine our reactions to the weather—our internal environment and the heat, moisture, and air movement of the world about us. Except as a perennial conversation piece for breaking social ice jams, few people know or care why or how "weather" makes them perspire. They are simply annoyed by it. With the exception of the unhappy victims of ectodermal dysplasia, we all get in a sweat sometime or other, and this is the classic book which tells us all about it. The original edition, published in 1934 by a devoted scholarly Japanese investigator, Kuno, has long been out of print. It was established immediately as the definitive study of human perspiration. Anyone interested in problems of acclimatization and adaptation to heat went to this as a source of thoroughly grounded research. The whole problem has been neglected pretty generally by physicians, though many patients cannot be

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