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THE MEASUREMENT OF BASAL METABOLISM

THE MEASUREMENT OF BASAL METABOLISM Basal metabolism is one of those scientific methods that have been brought in recent years "out of the realm of pure physiology into the domain of clinical medicine." The instruments for making the requisite measurements are in widespread use, the underlying principles of technic have received much discussion, and the possible applications of the findings have been extensively reviewed.1 Through the efforts of Benedict of Boston and Krogh of Copenhagen, "simplified" models have been introduced in an attempt to produce relatively inexpensive and easily manipulated apparatus of sufficient accuracy for clinical use. Their possible applications in the diagnosis of certain disorders have found repeated reference in The Journal. Of late there have been occasional expressions of skepticism regarding the value of indiscriminate estimations of the basal metabolic rate. The technic calls for precision and skill on the part of the analyst, as well as cooperation on the part of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

THE MEASUREMENT OF BASAL METABOLISM

JAMA , Volume 84 (10) – Mar 7, 1925

THE MEASUREMENT OF BASAL METABOLISM

Abstract


Basal metabolism is one of those scientific methods that have been brought in recent years "out of the realm of pure physiology into the domain of clinical medicine." The instruments for making the requisite measurements are in widespread use, the underlying principles of technic have received much discussion, and the possible applications of the findings have been extensively reviewed.1 Through the efforts of Benedict of Boston and Krogh of Copenhagen,...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1925 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1925.02660360036016
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Abstract

Basal metabolism is one of those scientific methods that have been brought in recent years "out of the realm of pure physiology into the domain of clinical medicine." The instruments for making the requisite measurements are in widespread use, the underlying principles of technic have received much discussion, and the possible applications of the findings have been extensively reviewed.1 Through the efforts of Benedict of Boston and Krogh of Copenhagen, "simplified" models have been introduced in an attempt to produce relatively inexpensive and easily manipulated apparatus of sufficient accuracy for clinical use. Their possible applications in the diagnosis of certain disorders have found repeated reference in The Journal. Of late there have been occasional expressions of skepticism regarding the value of indiscriminate estimations of the basal metabolic rate. The technic calls for precision and skill on the part of the analyst, as well as cooperation on the part of

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 7, 1925

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