A scientist for the Third Reich, Hubertus Strughold was involved in Hitler's war machine and one of the thirteen people who participated in the Dachau concentration camp experiments. He was known to have been working on the infamous hypothermia or "cold" experiments, which exposed prisoners to freezing conditions to see how long it took for humans to die under such conditions and if it was possible to be revived (the revival was often unsuccessful). While many deny Strughold's involvement in the experiments, he was recorded at a convention encouraging the repetition of the tests for further insight on the matter. The results obtained from torturing the inmates in concentration camps are used today by doctors to treat hypothermic patients.Furthermore, it has been disclosed by German scholars that Strughold experimented on children in psychiatric asylums. Most of his subjects were between the ages of 11 and 13, all diagnosed with epilepsy. The children were subjected to 'hypoxia' (oxygen deprivation), hoping to conclude whether or not oxygen changes triggered seizures. Dr. Schmuhl, a researcher on the subject, discovered that the experiments began with "young epileptic rabbits" who reacted to altitude changes "with violent, often fatal convulsions and they expected (and hoped) that the children would react like the rabbits". Strughold has become the most controversial figure in American science because of his turbulent past, even some of his closest colleagues have shuddered at the thought of his part in the Nazi regime.