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CLINICAL CALORIMETRY: TENTH PAPER A FORMULA TO ESTIMATE THE APPROXIMATE SURFACE AREA IF HEIGHT AND WEIGHT BE KNOWN

CLINICAL CALORIMETRY: TENTH PAPER A FORMULA TO ESTIMATE THE APPROXIMATE SURFACE AREA IF HEIGHT... Abstract Since the publication of Paper 5 of this series the so-called "Linear Formula" has been used in the study of a large number of individuals. Practically all of the subjects of respiration experiments in the Sage calorimeter have been measured in this way, and in addition Means1 of Boston has used it as a factor in determining his normal base line of metabolism and the extent of the pathological variations. Means has found that the range of normal variation from the average is smaller and that the apparent depression of metabolism in obesity is much less marked when the linear formula, instead of Meeh's formula, is used to determine surface area. The accuracy of the linear formula has been shown in Paper 9 of this series. In order to correct the slight error in the factor for the arms, and also in order to clear up a few points References 1. Means, J. H.: Studies of the Basal Metabolism in Obesity and Pituitary Disease , Jour. Med. Research , 1915, xxxii, 121 2. Basal Metabolism and Body Surface , Jour. Biol. Chem. , 1915, xxi, 263. 3. This is especially important with obsese patients. 4. Dr. F. G. Benedict of Boston has called our attention to the fact that this determines the length rather than the height. We have found that as a rule the length is 1 or 2 centimeters greater than the height, but we must remember that height varies 1 to 3 centimeters during the day. 5. Footnote 3, p. 864. 6. Meeh: Ztschr. f. Biol. , 1879, xv, 425. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

CLINICAL CALORIMETRY: TENTH PAPER A FORMULA TO ESTIMATE THE APPROXIMATE SURFACE AREA IF HEIGHT AND WEIGHT BE KNOWN

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1916 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0730-188X
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10.1001/archinte.1916.00080130010002
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Abstract

Abstract Since the publication of Paper 5 of this series the so-called "Linear Formula" has been used in the study of a large number of individuals. Practically all of the subjects of respiration experiments in the Sage calorimeter have been measured in this way, and in addition Means1 of Boston has used it as a factor in determining his normal base line of metabolism and the extent of the pathological variations. Means has found that the range of normal variation from the average is smaller and that the apparent depression of metabolism in obesity is much less marked when the linear formula, instead of Meeh's formula, is used to determine surface area. The accuracy of the linear formula has been shown in Paper 9 of this series. In order to correct the slight error in the factor for the arms, and also in order to clear up a few points References 1. Means, J. H.: Studies of the Basal Metabolism in Obesity and Pituitary Disease , Jour. Med. Research , 1915, xxxii, 121 2. Basal Metabolism and Body Surface , Jour. Biol. Chem. , 1915, xxi, 263. 3. This is especially important with obsese patients. 4. Dr. F. G. Benedict of Boston has called our attention to the fact that this determines the length rather than the height. We have found that as a rule the length is 1 or 2 centimeters greater than the height, but we must remember that height varies 1 to 3 centimeters during the day. 5. Footnote 3, p. 864. 6. Meeh: Ztschr. f. Biol. , 1879, xv, 425.

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Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1916

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