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People Of Progress

June 2024
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Edward Sorel’s “People of Progress” (November 1999) was very interesting, but I must protest citing Willis Carrier as the inventor of air conditioning. Students of Florida history will tell you that Dr. John Gorrie invented air conditioning in the eighteen forties! Willis Carrier is considered the father of modern air conditioning.

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