In this paper I shall enumerate a series of relatively common illnesses, many of them serious, which are caused, rather frequently, I believe, by a disorder in the heat regulating mechanism. The illnesses include heat prostration, symptoms of effort syndrome, noninfectious coryza, asthma, urticaria, dermatoses and other miscellaneous ailments to be mentioned. They are commonly diagnosed neurasthenia, psychasthenia, allergy, atopy, vagotonia and eczema. The patients are hypersusceptible to infection during their reaction to heat or cold, especially infection in the nasorespiratory tract, and for this reason, their disorders are often classed with the infections.
HEAT REGULATING MECHANISM
Whatever the heat regulating mechanism may be, and wherever it may be, certain it is that it is an important and effective mechanism. It is important because it makes the difference between warm-blooded and cold-blooded animals. It is effective because it maintains body temperature at a relatively constant level in the normal person
DUKE WW. HEAT AND EFFORT SENSITIVENESS COLD SENSITIVENESS: RELATIONSHIP TO HEAT PROSTRATION, EFFORT SYNDROME, ASTHMA, URTICARIA, DERMATOSES, NONINFECTIOUS CORYZA AND INFECTIONS. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1930;45(2):206–240. doi:10.1001/archinte.1930.00140080048004
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