Corpus ID: 9142275

Acute cooling of the body surface and the common cold.

@article{Eccles2002AcuteCO,
  title={Acute cooling of the body surface and the common cold.},
  author={R. Eccles},
  journal={Rhinology},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={
          109-14
        }
}
There is a widely held belief that acute viral respiratory infections are the result of a "chill" and that the onset of a respiratory infection such as the common cold is often associated with acute cooling of the body surface, especially as the result of wet clothes and hair. However, experiments involving inoculation of common cold viruses into the nose, and periods of cold exposure, have failed to demonstrate any effect of cold exposure on susceptibility to infection with common cold viruses… Expand
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