A Condensed History of Air Conditioning

January 1968: A pet dog relaxing in the air-conditioned luxury Iwamoto Animal Hospital in the Wakano district of Tokyo where Japanese dog lovers send their pets for rest and recuperation. Photo by Keystone/Getty Images

From hand fans to today’s high-end air conditioning technology, people have always found ways to deal with heat and humidity. And as mechanical cooling became more ubiquitous, some of the cultural practices for keeping cool were made obsolete.

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