Medicine: The Conscientious Guinea Pigs

The conscientious objectors who had starved for science were almost up to their old weights last week; the exhausted ones were rested; those with lice and the itch were clean and cured. The professors were ready to tell what they had learned from the C.O. guinea pigs who submitted to medical experiments (TIME, July 30). Some findings:

On Fatigue. Twelve volunteer C.O.s were kept awake for 112 hours, in an experiment run by Caltech's Dr. David Tyler for the OSRD. They lost the use of their higher brain centers first. After 48 hours, they couldn't talk straight; one man could not...

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