Previous investigations. 2. Methods used. 3. Case histories. 4. Experimental data. 5. Discussion of results. A. The law of the conservation of energy in fever. B. The basal metabolism in typhoid fever. C. The specific dynamic action of food in typhoid fever. D. The relationship of heat production and heat elimination. E. A comparison of caloric intake and caloric output. F. Summary and conclusions.
In a previous communication1 the respiratory metabolism of typhoid patients as determined by means of the small Benedict respiration apparatus was discussed in detail. The literature of the subject was also reviewed, making repetition here unnecessary. Following this earlier work it was possible to continue the study of the typhoid patients by using the respiration calorimeter of the Russell Sage Institute of Pathology in Bellevue Hospital. In the immediately preceding papers of the series2 the calorimeter and