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1915 METABOLIC INVESTIGATION ON WALKING 100 YEARS BEFORE THE FITBIT. 10 1/4 inches hardcover, green cloth binding with gilt title to cover and spine, 100 pages, figures of apparatus, kymograph tracing, graphs and tables. spine darkened, institutional library handstamp to front endpaper, otherwise unmarked and very good. INTRODUCTION. 'A certain amount of walking on a level inevitably forms a part of the daily routine of nearly every living person, for even those who are designated as sedentary in their habits do a not inconsiderable amount of walking in the house or in short distances upon the street, one who has not computed the actual distance traversed by the housewife during a day, the sum total of the distance walked is surprising.' FRANCIS GANO BENEDICT (1870 - 1957) was an American chemist, physiologist, and nutritionist who developed a calorimeter and a spirometer used to determine oxygen consumption and measure metabolic rate. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Benedict attended Harvard University, earning his bachelor's degree in 1893 and his master's degree in 1894. He earned his Ph.D., magna cum laude, at Heidelberg University in 1895. He taught at Wesleyan University and did work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1909. William Welch and John Shaw Billings were impressed with Benedict's early publications on animal heat and metabolism, and they conviced the Carnegie Foundation trustees to establish a nutrition laboratory under Benedict's direction. The result was the Boston Nutrition Laboratory, where Benedict remained until his retirement (1907-1937).' (DSB 1.610/1).
Title: Energy Transformations During Horizontal Walking
Edition: First edition
Location Published: Washington, D.D., Carnegie Institution: 1915
Categories: Physiology, Physiology, Metabolism
Seller ID: 215
Keywords: agriculture, art, metabolism, nutrition, physiology, science