In the course of other work on metabolism in typhoid fever it became advisable to analyze the feces of the patients. While these analyses constitute only a part of the problem in hand, the paucity of studies on the absorption of food in the febrile state appears to warrant publication of the results as a separate communication. For a complete discussion of the absorption of food in typhoid fever the reader is referred to the paper of Du Bois.1
Seven cases in all have been studied. The diets administered were modifications of the high calory diet employed in this clinic, that is, the proportions of fat and carbohydrate were varied to satisfy the requirements of the problem under investigation.
METHODS OF CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
Urine and feces were collected in the manner described by Gephart and Du Bois.2 The analysis consisted in the determination of fat and