CPS Unit Number 115-27

CPS Unit Number 115-27

Camp: 115

Unit ID: 27

Title: Cornell University

Operating agency: OSRD

Opened: 10 1943

Closed: 10 1946



CPS Unit No. 115, subunit 27, located at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, subjected CPS men to experiments studying the effects of bed rest/cold conditions.


Dr. Norman S. Moore and Dr. Maynard directed this OSRD project experimenting with the effect of protein level in the diet upon resistance to low temperatures during bed rest, looking in particular at the respiratory exchange and other body reactions to the cold.  Four to eight men at a time were assigned during 1944 to 1946 in this project sponsored by Cornell University with oversight from the Brethren Service Committee. 

Ithaca, New York, United States