This is the fourth annual volume from the Steno Memorial Hospital. The contents are as follows:
"The Relation of Standard (Basal) Energy Metabolism to Total Fresh Weight of Living Organisms," by A. M. Hemmingsen
"Splitting of Energy-Rich Phosphate Bonds," by T. Rosenberg
"Clinical Vascular Symptoms in Patients with Juvenile Diabetes Mellitus After at Least 15 Years' Duration," by E. D. Bartels and J. E. Poulsen
"Insulin Allergy and Insulin Resistance," by M. V. Jarlov
A list of papers published from the Steno Memorial Hospital and Nordisk Insulinlaboratorium since the preceding list in Volume 1, 1946, but not appearing in these "Reports."
A dramatic conclusion resulting from Dr. Hemmingsen's contemplation of energy metabolism is that if a homothermal animal weighing 3 tons were to have the same standard energy metabolism per kilogram of body weight as a rat its surface temperature would have to be above the boiling point of water.