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November 27, 1967


JAMA. 1967;202(9):904-905. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130220092023

Eugene F. DuBois, successively professor of medicine and of physiology, is usually identified with clinical calorimetry; in collaboration with Graham Lusk, he took full advantage of the respiration calorimeter in the study of man in health and in disease. DuBois was born of Huguenot stock on Staten Island, prepared at Milton Academy, Massachusetts, and finished his formal education at Harvard College.1 During the summer holidays in his 16th year, he worked as a volunteer orderly at the Army Hospital at Camp Wyckoff, Montauk Point, Long Island; there a number of Spanish-American War soldiers were either convalescing or dying from typhoid fever or dysentery. This exposure to epidemic disease surely was ample cause for a latent interest in infection, the metabolic effects of fever, and the investigation of the heat regulatory mechanism of the body. The AB degree was earned in three years, with the humanities rather than the biological