In surveying the literature of the past year in these fields one's attention is caught by the notably large number of contributions that deal with problems of nutrition in childhood, by the number of articles on hypertrophic stenosis of the pylorus in infancy, and by the unusually large number of fetal anomalies that are reported.
That there should be numerous articles dealing with problems of nutrition is but natural and is a reflection of the importance of the subject in a time of changing and often restricted dietaries. Careful study of all the conditions surrounding infancy and childhood, birth, nutrition and growth, is stimulated by the insistent call for men that comes from all the warring nations. It is clear that if there are to be healthy, efficient men in the future, there must be well-born, well-nourished infants, in the present.
Birth Rate.—In his address as a retiring