In this paper and succeeding ones I propose to continue the description and discussion of the results obtained in clinical cases already begun1 in papers VI and VIII.
A portion of the material studied consisted of patients in the Dispensary of Western Reserve University and Lakeside Hospital, referred to in the protocols simply as the Dispensary. The major portion of the material was from the wards of the City and other hospitals. A few cases were placed at my disposal from the private practice of friends. This is pointed out because comparable results are much more easily obtained in successive observations on hospital patients whose surroundings are fairly constant, than on dispensary or private patients. At any rate, in order to obtain comparable results, fewer precautions are necessary in the case of the hospital patients. In particular, the influence of the external temperature, the factor
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