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Heat Production, Nutrition and Growth in Man

Nature volume 140, pages 413414 (04 September 1937) | Download Citation



IT is almost a truism to say that the amount of money spent on medical research has greatly increased of recent years ; but, as Dr. E. P. Poulton shows in his presidential address to Section I (Physiology), the application of research to medical practice has lagged behind, especially where newer and expensive apparatus is concerned, largely because of the straitened circumstances of the voluntary hospitals. A pious benefactor could accomplish much with a comparatively small sum of money if he helped the voluntary teaching hospitals in this respect, as when once the medical student—the future doctor—has become accustomed to a new method or new apparatus its spread through the country cannot be so long delayed.

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