History of the Common Cold Unit
Lovelock, James (2 of 2). The Common Cold Unit Recordings
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Lovelock, James (speaker, male)
Tyrrell, David, 1925-2005 (speaker, male)
Part 2: During his time at the Common Cold Unit from 1946 till 1951 he invented several devices such as a sensitive anemometer which he called ultrasonic anemometer and worked on ionization detectors but he wasn’t very successful with any of them. However his device to use a radioactive source to measure slow air flows eventually lead, when he moved back to National Institute of Medical Research, to a detector for gas chromatography. He was involved in the experiments at Seal Island in Scotland studying cold virus spread with Dr. Lidwell and Sir Christopher Andrews
Doctor and virologist at the Common Cold Unit with Dr. Owen Lidwell, when the Air Hygiene Unit moved down to Salisbury in 1948.