136 General impressions of metabolism Interest in Great Britain. I was extremely disappointed by the generally very low interest in metabolism in Great Britain. There were practically no high spots that stood out as especially stimulating or of value. Indeed I have several times remarked that I doubt very much if it is worth while visiting again the laboratories of Great Britain. Why England has always been so negligent of metabolism measurements I do not know. I remember A. V. Hill and one or two others who said that they felt metabolism measurements should be left to American laboratories, but even in the hospitals practically no use is made of the basal metabolism measurement. It is surprising when one realizes what a tremendous, perhaps too great use is made of it in American and German hospitals.