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Catalog Number 89.0001.256
Object Name Apparatus, Metabolism
Title Metabolic Chamber Hood
Description Clear hard plastic helmet top with stainless steel brim. Heavy pliable plastic hooding hangs down. Brim holds a metal unit which is used to hold the plastic down over the chest. It also has braces to told tubes, etc.
Accession number 89.0001.256
Caption Metabolic Chamber Hood
Catalog date 2003-01-06
Catalog type History
Provenance Folder has a mention of Dr. G. Donald Whedon. Dr. Whedon was Director of the National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (1962-1981). His main field of study was calcium metabolism and its relation to the disease of osteoporosis. He also served as a consultant to NASA, investigating loss of calcium in the bone during long-term weightlessness. This hood was used to measure oxygen consumption, perhaps for cardiology or metabolic studies.
Number of images 1
Updated 2017-03-10
Condition Good
Credit line Courtesy of Dr. G. Donald Whedon
Organizations NIH; NIAMD (National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases) (1950-1972)
NIH; NIAMDD (National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and Digestive Diseases) (1972-1981)
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # none
People Whedon, G. Donald