One swipe of my already soaked bandana just produced more beads of wet on my face. I looked at the table full of Asians sitting next to me – DRY. How could that be, I wondered. And then I started to think about climate zones and evolution and how people living in the tropics might have a specialized, thermal regulatory system.

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Pharmacy Summer 2017

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