Miscellany: Storage

In England's New Statesman & Nation, Scientist Louis Herrman revived and elaborated Author Herbert George Wells's plan for carrying jobless workmen through periods of depression by mildly refrigerating them, hibernating them until society again needs them. The method: Cool the body to about 75° F. Then it would shiver, warm & wake itself up, according to Scientist Herrman. Insulin would inhibit the shivering but cause convulsions. Cooling to 70° would stop the convulsions. Corollaries of the plan: "Hibernation might be prescribed as a perfect cure for a nervous breakdown or any form...

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