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Article
May 1915

FOURTH PAPER THE DETERMINATION OF THE BASAL METABOLISM OF NORMAL MEN AND THE EFFECT OF FOOD

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):835-867. doi:10.1001/archinte.1915.00070240044004
Abstract

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

  1. Introduction.

  2. Review of literature on basal metabolism.

  3. Review of literature on specific dynamic action of foods.

  4. Experimental procedure.

  5. Description of subjects and details of experiments.

  6. Tables of experimental data.

  7. Discussion of results:

    • Introduction.

    • Comparison of direct and indirect calorimetry.

    • Comparison of surface and rectal temperature.

    • Selection of the average normal standard.

    • Variations from this standard found in normal individuals.

    • Calories per square meter versus calories per kilogram.

    • Increased metabolism following the ingestion of protein and carbohydrate.

    • Summary and conclusions.

The importance of the normal control has been emphasized so strongly by the serologists and the management of the control has been developed by them to such an art that it has seemed advisable to apply some of their methods of critique to the study of the respiratory metabolism. Serologists insist that

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