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CPS Unit Number 115-06

Unit ID:
6
Title:
Metropolitan Hospital
Operating agency:
Office of Scientific Research & Development
Opened:
October 1943
Closed:
October 1946
Summary:

CPS Unit No. 115, subunit 6, located at Metropolitan Hospital in Welfare Island, New York, subjected CPS men to experiments in frost bite.
 
Dr. Kurt Lange directed this OSRD project on frostbite, examining prevention of gangrene subsequent to frostbite.  This involved examining tissue damage after exposure to severe cold in pressure chambers.  Four men housed at Metropolitan Hospital during the period of the experiment, October through December in 1945, worked half time when not engaged in the experiment. 

Location:
Welfare Island, New York, United States