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October 1919

THE CALORIC REQUIREMENTS OF NORMAL INFANTS AND CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO PUBERTY

Am J Dis Child. 1919;18(4):229-237. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1919.04110340002001
Abstract

During the past eight years Dr. Francis G. Benedict and I have been conducting a series of studies at the Nutrition Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington on the energy metabolism of normal infants and children from birth to puberty. A preliminary report of these investigations was recently given by Dr. Benedict in the Shattuck Lecture delivered before the Massachusetts Medical Society at Boston, June 3, 1919.1 The detailed report of these observations will be published later in a publication of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and will contain a review of the literature of the metabolism of normal infants and children, and a complete discussion of the normality of the subjects studied. In this series of investigations we included 108 boys and 70 girls. The majority of the younger subjects were normal breast-fed infants. These were studied at the Boston Directory for Wet-Nurses. The older subjects were

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