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Image 7 of Kentucky alumnus, vol. 02, no. 02, 1930

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. -,»J s o . —`'`;’ L xsnrucxy ALUMNUS 7 Ei mma], plated. The character and value of artificial in excess of the desirable physiological dosage. ‘ it V S, any light-and energy-—producing devices is one of "While we will pnobably work out many defi- i t A {mom 1 y the very definite approaches of the J ohnstoln nite problems in the best air conditions for plants Q 2 he 1.€_ g Solar Laboratory? and animals, I am rather inclined to the belief _ m im_ "The engineer is striving to eventually have that the greatest value of this Laboratory will lift l ideal living environments indoors no matter what be in compiling and adding to tha maagra data { — I OHS in the vagaries outdoors be. The engineer Wants on these subjects available at the present time. ix l "For instance", the Dean continued as we · *> L 2 ab°m' walked through the Laboratory, "here is a bed of _ _»_: i. 1`at¤1‘€ _ · snapdragons on this side. On the other side E i tions." ’ll? chrysanthemums. They are both in the same I j ` ~ Q ly com ··· ’ i;i{ZF room, maintained at the same temperature and , 2 Solar humidity. We can flood half of the beds with A p ` A ultra-violet light and grow the other half in _ ? _ normal sunlight conditions through ordinary it 3 _. 1 · " glass. ` ` 2 ¥€ E l I "We can vary the amount of ultra-violet; _we I - l gi can change the temperature conditions, and as ; 1. Y · . \ j _ our experiments and our air conditions are care- l I y A .1 ` A fully recorded, the results in the course of time ~ Q; I Q I _ a are bound to be of great value. I l _ _ ; "Not only do we control accurately the temper- I . I » a ature and humidity of the air, and the quantity . . . » " ’ ` of ultra-violet light, but our air supply is also i I P _ Percy H. Johnston, who Endowed the Laboratory washed and fi]i;g];·gd_ _ . ;· at ° , humanity to not only revel in the ‘comfort zone’ uwhat (jects can We produce ut thm r°Om’ for -: A of atmosphere but he wants man to be able to exampkh wlth abéolutety Clean am .3‘ measured _' * bask in the splendor of old Sol transformed as amount of u1tm`Y1(?l€t hgh€’_:°md Uptlmllm temp` gf ii ; Q 1 his moods dictate. erature and humidity conditions on animals ?· 1,2 I "Mark Twain pertinently remarked that every- “M°nk€yS’_3‘S you knOW’ are (tune Susgeptlblc il A ° body seemed to be talking about the weather but to tuberculosm We are consldermg devotmg one I I ¢ no one seemed to be doing anything about it. It { i _ is the purpose of the Johnston Solar Laboratory . _ . _ p to do something about it." Q. _ E I The personnel of the Johnston Solar Labora- ,‘_ F s ` i_‘r ` ` N . tory at present is as follows: ‘»$i. _ F. Paul Anderson, Director. gl ` ii L ~ V . . ~g`· , Lester S. O’Banion, Research Head in Charge .'`i ig`; ff V, i ii?. of Heating and Air Conditioning. ‘ _» _; ii The following are the laboratory observers and __ ` ·` “ assistants: R. C. Porter, J. W. May, Cyrus Poole, `° __ ‘ 5 fl -i T. A. Kendall, I. G. Watkins, J . Y. Peck, Clarence g vm ab Flynn, and J. H. Rice. ·_ { ‘ , OT in `. What is your program? I asked. n e _Y ‘ _1 life Of I "The Laboratory has only recently been com- ; . _ pleted, and our program is still under consider- ·· ` { ,. able to A ation Our expéiimenlal rooms are S0 equipped L. S. O’Banion, Research Head of the Laboratory E ‘ are in- » that we can maintain any temperature or hu- I at 1 coupled i Ullellty at our desire, irrespective of weather con- of the rooms to the treatment of some monkeys - Al l 1 my aC_ dltlons outdoors. We can vary the air motion at that have acquired pulmonary tuberculosis. There f€_ )1_0_ I will. We can darken the rooms or flood them is good reason to believe that the beneficial ef- - I with sunlight, including or exclud1ng to a great fects of outdoor treatment for tuberculosis pa- gi, ; he im_ j extent the ultra-vioet rays. We can reduce the tients in the mountains or pine woods is a matter I V ;g Ogmm. » ultra—violet to a point comparable to that mam- of clean air, free from dust, far from the c1t1es, fj mission _ tained in indoor life today during the winter asjvell as of invigorating outdooi air. U . ` * . Ont€m_ Season or we can increase It to a quantity much Here we can produce these C011d1t1011b @011- V it r ,*:4;,; ' Ilhlrh ri'].;-V`, I- " '*"’ . »· ·n,,?`

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