ON THE NATURE AND TREATMENT OF PULMONARY CONSUMPTION

CharlesJ.B. Williams, CharlesTheodore Williams
1868 The Lancet  
211 meat, and amounted to 32 per cent.; and the lowest proportion occurred in the case of rabbits fed on bread and oats, and I amounted to 1 per cent. only. Still more recent experiments, made with improved appa-I ratus and methods by Pettenkofer and Voit, in Munich, show, like those of Regnault, that the proportion of the oxygen employed in forming carbonic acid, to the whole oxygen absorbed, varies with the food, ranging in the case of a large dog from I .52'4 to 148'2, according as the
more » ... ording as the animal was kept altogether without food, or fed upon a mixed diet of meat and sugar. These investigations have also shown that under ordinary conditions, it is probable that a dog consumes nearly all the oxygen absorbed in the formation of carbonic acid.
doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(02)75821-2 fatcat:bksmqvcm2fha7b35pdxweqar6y