This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
In this second "thoroughly revised" edition of his book, DuBois states that he attempts to bring basal metabolism out of the realm of pure physiology into the domain of clinical medicine. The attempt is excellent, but the task is not an easy one. "The domain of clinical medicine" is by no means a simple, homogeneous organization with one aim in view, nor is it easily understood. From the remote rural district to the clinic of a modern medical school is a long way. One cannot read this excellent book without considerable speculation concerning the response it would receive from the various sections of said "domain."
In the first part of the book there is much that is necessarily academic, especially from the standpoint of the clinician, and still he finds here such useful discussions as that in the second chapter, in which the physiology of carbohydrate, fat and protein digestion
Basal Metabolism in Health and Disease. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1927;40(4):572–573. doi:10.1001/archinte.1927.00130100176013
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: