XIV. THE RESPIRATORY QUOTIENT OF THE BRAIN AND OF THE EXTREMITIES IN MAN

@inproceedings{LennoxXIVTR,
  title={XIV. THE RESPIRATORY QUOTIENT OF THE BRAIN AND OF THE EXTREMITIES IN MAN},
  author={William g. Lennox}
}
Observations on the respiratory quotient of the brain in living unanesthetized persons have not been reported. It is possible to calculate the respiratory quotient of a portion of the body, as Doisy and Beckmann 1 pointed out, by dividing the increase in the carbon dioxide content of the venous blood by the decrease in its oxygen content, with reference to the carbon dioxide and oxygen content of arterial blood. The demonstration of Myerson, Halloran and Hirsch 2 that blood may be obtained… CONTINUE READING