The Basal Metabolism of a Normal Young Man as Affected by a Tropical Residence of One Year

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  • Medical Corps, United States Army, Army Medical School, Washington, D. C.
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Basal metabolic rates, respiratory quotients and other metabolism data are presented for a normal white male, twenty-two years old, seven months after arrival in the tropics and again after a thirteen months interval. For the first series the basal metabolic rate averaged 3 per cent minus, for the second series 7 per cent minus.