The effects of soaking the skin in water at various temperatures on the subsequent ability to sweat.


1. The ability of two human subjects to produce sweat was measured before and after immersion for up to 4 hr in water at 32-36 degrees C (soak).2. The ability to produce sweat declined about 4 times as rapidly when the subject was soaked at 36 degrees C as at 32 degrees C.3. The rate of decline characteristic of soaking at 36 degrees C was shown by subjects… (More)