December 1938

Lane Medical Lectures: The Mechanism of Heat Loss and Temperature Regulation.

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By Eugene F. Du Bois, M.D., Stanford University Publications, University Series, Medical Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 4. Price, $2.25. Pp. 95, with illustrations. Stanford University, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1937.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;62(6):1093-1094. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180170193016

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The lectures on the mechanism of heat loss and temperature regulation by Du Bois include mainly the work which he and his associates have performed in the Russell Sage Institute of Pathology during the past twenty-three years. The work is presented in physiologic rather than chronologic order of appearance in the medical literature. This extremely important work, which has gained much momentum during the last few years, is correlated with the observations of others. The material is presented under five headings: (1) heat production and heat loss, (2) radiation, convection and evaporation, (3) the significance of the surface area of the body, (4) regulation of body temperature and (5) chills and fever.

The lectures are very instructive and decidedly interesting and are more than worth the time required to read them. They are packed with valuable, first hand information, which is presented in a simple, concise and readily understandable style

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