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August 18, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(6):177-183. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390060017002

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The Physiological Effects of Coffee.  Dr. J. A. Foot, of Rio de Janiero. (Bull. Gen. de Therap. June 30.) Dr. Foot gives us the effects of a strong dose of coffee upon his own person after recording his condition for fifteen days of total abstinence from coffee, and follows his record of the effects of the strong dose, by noting the influence of two cups of coffee daily for twenty-five days. The most interesting part of his paper is his record of the effects of the strong dose. At the time of taking it, his pulse was seventy-two in the morning, reaching eighty-four during the day. He made an infusion of over [unk]viij of coffee in a quart of boiling water, drinking the whole of it during the day from 7 a. m. to 9 p. m. During that day the pulse increased in rapidity to 108 in the

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