Normal metabolism (proportional to the surface area) between ages 20 and 40

Value 39.5 calories/m^2/hour
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference DuBois, E.F. (1921) The basal metabolism in fever. J. Am. Med. Assoc., 77, 352 p.353 left column top paragraph
Primary Source [10] Aub, J. C., and Du Bois, E. F.: Clinical Calorimetry, Nineteenth Paper, The Basal Metabolism of Old Men, Archives of Internal Medicine 19: 823 (May) 1917. doi:10.1001/archinte.1917.00080250002001
Comments P.353 left column top paragraph: "Comparisons with the normal were made according to the usual method of the Sage investigators, who consider that the normal metabolism for a given age and sex is proportional to the surface area (ref 9). Practically all of the subjects studied were between 20 and 40 years old, and the standard used for this age was 39.5 calories per square meter per hour (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 115048