While in many diseases a patient cannot by any known means be restored to the normal state, it seems that maximum restoration ought to be attained by reestablishing as many normal physiologic functions as possible. At first thought one might assume that to follow the norm is simple, but the fact remains that it cannot at this time be stated what the true physiologic normal values are in the nutrition of man. The paths which lead to the desired information are beset with doubts and uncertainties, in spite of the many studies that have been made during the past thirty to forty years.
STANDARDS OF NORMAL GROWTH
A physician treating a diabetic child, realizing that he must'prescribe a diet to sustain health and provide for growth in years to come, faces a real problem. The first question that presents itself concerns the nutritional state of the diabetic child as compared