Rabbits succumb to starvation much more rapidly than does man or the dog. Rogers found no indication of depression or rest in the continuous gastric hunger contractions of the starving rabbit until within a few hours of death. Then they became weaker, of shorter duration, and may alternate with periods of quiescence. Shortly before death from starvation the rabbit's stomach may go into periods of strong tetanus, or spasms lasting even for two to three minutes. Similar periods of gastric tetanus were observed by Patterson in starving dogs shortly before death. In a normal animal these tetanic contractions of the stomach would give rise to intense hunger pangs, but we cannot know what sensation, if any, they produce in the animal in extreme starvation since we have no data concerning this condition in man. In fact, we do not even know the motor condition of man's stomach near death from starvation.