forgotten for over 100 years, Julius Jeffreys was a
pioneering Victorian scientist and doctor. His contributions
to science and humanity stand shoulder to shoulder with
those of his more famous contemporaries. This is the
first book-length account of Jeffreys, whose career
began as a surgeon for the British East India Company.
There he advocated the use of Hill Stations, and designed
an early air conditioning system, and heat resisting
clothing and headgear.
He devoted much time to personal
climatic control, inventing the Respirator, a device
for warming inhaled breath. It countered cold winter
air, and eased the suffering of those afflicted with
tuberculosis and other lung diseases. He also invented
improved means to launch lifeboats, designs for sun
blinds, and a method for freezing meat.
A very religious man, he was
highly critical of the Oxford Movement, and published
a pamphlet criticizing their aims. He also believed
that the army should be for defence only, making these
beliefs known in his writings.
For a limited time, included with the
hardcopy first edition is a FREE CD ROM of the third