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Russell Sage Calorimeter.
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Unmounted print showing Russell Sage calorimeter at the third hospital.
The Russell Sage Institute of Pathology trustees in July 1912 allowed the Bellevue Hospital to use income from the Institute to construct and maintain a respiration calorimeter in one of the rooms of the (Cornell) Second Division. Graham Lusk, chairman of the Cornell University Department of Physiology was the administrator of the project. It was the first of its kind in a hospital. The machine was used for conducting metabolism research. Medical students could take an elective in the caliometer in the Physiology Department. In 1925-1931, the Bellevue Hospital had the machine in a metabolism ward. When the medical college joined with the New York Hospital plans were made to move the machine to the New York Hospital. In 1933, a special metabolic ward was organized for continuing the metabolism research. The machine was administered under the Department of Medicine Metabolism Division.
Three additional prints showing parts of the machine are available but not cataloged.
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