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Liebermeister's rule

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A rule stating the relationship between pulse frequency and body temperature in fever. In fever, when the body temperatue increases by one centigrade degree, the pulse fequency increases by eight beats per minute.

An exception to this rule is known as Faget's sign. It is entered on whonamedit.com under Jean-Charles Faget, French-American physician, 1818-1884.


  • K. von Liebermeister:
    Handbuch der Pathologie und Therapie des Fiebers. Leipzig, 1875. Vorlesungen ├╝ber spezielle Pathologie und Therapie. Leipzig, 1885-1894.

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