In connection with a nutritional study of children at the California State Schools for Deaf and Blind, basal metabolism, determinations were made on sixteen boys and girls in varying conditions of under and over nutrition. This was done in an attempt to discover any correlation between variations from the average metabolic rate and condition of nutrition. Determinations were made once on four of the subjects, twice at intervals of a month or more on five subjects, and three times at similar intervals on seven subjects. Changes in body weight and stature were taking place in most of these children during this period.
In addition, a comparison of the rise in metabolism following a meal chiefly of protein and one chiefly of carbohydrate was made on four boys in various conditions of nutrition. This was done to see whether leanness and fatness may not be connected with some peculiarity in response
MORGAN AF, HATFIELD GD. THE BASAL METABOLISM AND THE SPECIFIC DYNAMIC ACTION OF FOODS IN CHILDREN IN VARIOUS CONDITIONS OF NUTRITION. Am J Dis Child. 1926;32(4):516–523. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130100036005