EUGENE F. DU BOIS, F.A.C.P.
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There have been surprisingly few studies dealing with the mechanism of heat loss. Heat production has received more than its share of consideration because it is really the balance between production and loss that determines the body temperature.
The Russell Sage Institute of Pathology happens to possess a respiration calorimeter which measures production and loss from the human body simultaneously but independently. This instrument, which was moved from Bellevue Hospital to New York Hospital in 1932, has been used in the study of patients with fever and many normal controls under varying atmospheric conditions. We directed our attention almost entirely
DU BOIS EF. THE MECHANISM OF HEAT LOSS AND TEMPERATURE REGULATION1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:338–395. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-3-388
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(3):338-395.
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