Medicine: Torrents of Spring

That young men turn both idle and fanciful in spring, and that young men are not the only ones, was a truism examined last week at a Manhattan medical celebration. At the opening of Mount Sinai Hospital's enlarged department of physical therapy, Professor Henry Cuthbert Bazett of the University of Pennsylvania gave an explanation for this seasonal phenomenon. In spring, said Professor Bazett, a human being's blood volume increases by a fifth to a third. He learned this fact by immuring himself in an air-conditioned laboratory for twelve days last winter. Outside it was sleety & cold; in the room the...

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