In a previous paper,1 we pointed out that not infrequently after certain infections there is a lowered basal metabolism. We also found a low basal metabolism in two cases of meningitis. It was then emphasized that a bradycardia or a slow pulse might be a symptom of a low basal metabolism. This suggestion received corroboration even while our manuscript was in press, by the finding of a low basal metabolism in cases of brain tumor.2 In other nervous diseases not characterized by a slow pulse, such as tabes, hemiplegia, cord tumors, etc., there was a normal basal metabolism. Similarly, we suggested the possibility of a low basal metabolism in cases of icterus with a slow pulse, which possibility has received support in a recent study.3 Talbot, in a paper just published,4 has shown once more the correlative relationship between pulse, temperature and basal metabolism.