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A simple, lightweight cooling garment is provided for medical personnel working at intense medical tasks in warm environments (e.g. lead aprons and sterile gowns). The garment comprises an outer, air impermeable layer of material of minimal weight and bulk and an inner layer of air permeable material of minimal weight and bulk. The layers are secured together in a manner that allows air to flow between such layers and through the inner air, permeable layer to the body of the individual wearing the garment. In addition, means is provided for connecting the garment to a source of air flow containing relatively dry air for direction between the layers of the garment to the body of the individual wearing the garment.