CPS Unit Number 115-32

CPS Unit Number 115-32

Camp: 115

Unit ID: 32

Title: Mayo Clinic

Operating agency: OSRD

Opened: 10 1943

Closed: 10 1946



CPS Unit No. 115, subunit 32, located at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, subjected CPS men to experiments studying the physiological effects of aero-medical factors.


Dr. E.J. Baldes headed a team of directors that included Dr. Donald C. Balfour, Dr. W. M. Boothby, Dr. C.F. Code and Dr. E.H. Wood in this OSRD project studying the physiological effects of rapid acceleration and deceleration upon individuals in prone and seated positions.  These aviation medicine studies experimented with physiological conditions of modern aviation under development.  They began in November 1943 and were approved through March of 1946 under the sponsorship of the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.  Jesse Dean Stoner and Merlin August Neher volunteered on the assignment at the Mayo Aero Medical Unit under the oversight of the Brethren Service Committee. 

Rochester, Minnesota, United States