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May 1915

SECOND PAPER THE RESPIRATION CALORIMETER OF THE RUSSELL SAGE INSTITUTE OF PATHOLOGY IN BELLEVUE HOSPITAL

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Russell Sage Institute of Pathology, in affiliation with the Second Medical Division of Bellevue Hospital.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1915;XV(5_2):805-828. doi:10.1001/archinte.1915.00070240014002
Abstract

CONTENTS 

  1. Previous descriptions of calorimeters.

  2. The calorimeter room.

  3. The wooden frame.

  4. The copper walls and the insulating wall.

  5. The absorber table, spirometer and heat absorbing system.

  6. Rheostat board and observer's table.

  7. Electric thermometers.

  8. Telephone, fan and bed.

  9. Electric and alcohol control experiments.

  10. Limits of error in measuring heat, carbon dioxid and oxygen.

  11. Determination of water elimination.

  12. Adaptability of calorimeter to varying conditions.

  13. Summary and conclusions.

During the short time in which the Sage calorimeter has been in operation there have been several requests for the technical details of the construction of the apparatus. It has therefore seemed advisable to publish a brief article for those interested in calorimeters. A complete description of the Atwater-Rosa-Benedict type of apparatus will be found in the monograph by Benedict and Carpenter.1 A number of valuable improvements are

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