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Nomograms for Calculation of Heat Loss

Br Med J 1972; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5831.20 (Published 07 October 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;4:20
  1. Frank House,
  2. Raymond Vale

    Abstract

    Two nomograms are presented. The first enables the mean surface and body temperatures and the body heat content of a patient of given weight to be determined from measurements of skin temperature at three sites and of the core (rectal) temperature. The second enables the change in heat content of such a patient to be determined from the change in mean body temperature.