. Journal of radiology . ely not be used,since thyroxin increases the combustionof muscle tissue instead of fat tissue. 4. Extreme cachexia, as in tubercu-losis, diabetes, prolonged starvation,etc., (as low as minus thirty per cent). 5. Persons in perfectly normalhealth, but running low heart rates, sayas low as fifty, may show a metabolismrate as low as minus twenty per cent. 6. Addisons disease (about minusthirty per cent). Combinations of these conditionsmay give any kind of a rate, that is, anemaciated tuberculous patient withfever may be low on account of theemaciation or high on account

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. Journal of radiology . ely not be used,since thyroxin increases the combustionof muscle tissue instead of fat tissue. 4. Extreme cachexia, as in tubercu-losis, diabetes, prolonged starvation,etc., (as low as minus thirty per cent). 5. Persons in perfectly normalhealth, but running low heart rates, sayas low as fifty, may show a metabolismrate as low as minus twenty per cent. 6. Addisons disease (about minusthirty per cent). Combinations of these conditionsmay give any kind of a rate, that is, anemaciated tuberculous patient withfever may be low on account of theemaciation or high on account Stock Photo
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. Journal of radiology . ely not be used,since thyroxin increases the combustionof muscle tissue instead of fat tissue. 4. Extreme cachexia, as in tubercu-losis, diabetes, prolonged starvation,etc., (as low as minus thirty per cent). 5. Persons in perfectly normalhealth, but running low heart rates, sayas low as fifty, may show a metabolismrate as low as minus twenty per cent. 6. Addisons disease (about minusthirty per cent). Combinations of these conditionsmay give any kind of a rate, that is, anemaciated tuberculous patient withfever may be low on account of theemaciation or high on account
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. Journal of radiology . ely not be used,since thyroxin increases the combustionof muscle tissue instead of fat tissue. 4. Extreme cachexia, as in tubercu-losis, diabetes, prolonged starvation,etc., (as low as minus thirty per cent). 5. Persons in perfectly normalhealth, but running low heart rates, sayas low as fifty, may show a metabolismrate as low as minus twenty per cent. 6. Addisons disease (about minusthirty per cent). Combinations of these conditionsmay give any kind of a rate, that is, anemaciated tuberculous patient withfever may be low on account of theemaciation or high on account of thefever, or normal on account of bothvariations counter balancing each other. Since there are so many pathologicalconditions which raise or lower the rateof metabolism, the question, therefore,is: Why is the test used only in diag-nosing thyroid and pitiuitary abnormali-ties? The answer is simply this: Allof the above named pathological con-ditions, excepting those of pituitary andthyroid abnormalities, are diagnosed. rigrure I—Shows apparatus employ-ed for making basal metabolism esti-mation as described by the author. far more readily by other more obviousmeans. Who needs a metabolism testto recognize pernicious anemia, orcardiac decompensation, or a full termpregnancy? However, suppose a clinician in asuspected case of hyperthyroidism findsthe metabolism increased, say, plusthirty per cent. If the patient has fouror five degrees of fever at the time ofthe test, and the clinician does not knowthat the metabolism is markedly in-creased by fever he would be easilymisled into error in his diagnosis ofhyperthyroidism. Therefore, althoughwe do not find a use for the test indiagnosing most of the conditions namedabove, it is absolutely necessary thatwe bear in mind that these conditionsinfluence the metabolic rate. On the other hand, we have nomeans of recognizing a beginning hyper-thyroidism in the presence of symptomssuggesting incipient tuberculosis, orneurasthenia, or the