At present there are two schools in the pediatric world more or less opposed to each other on the subject of infant feeding. The German school almost universally supports the caloric, while the American school largely upholds the percentage system. It is apparent to all that each school must have its good points when supported by such representative men as Heubner, Camerer, Rotch, and Holt.
While one pediatrician using the percentage system of feeding occasionally calculates the caloric value of what he prescribes—not a rare procedure —another man can be seen following the German idea, who calculates regularly the calories considered essential, but seldom, if ever, knows what kind of percentage strength of food he is giving. Both schools support their side of the question stoutly and each seems to me rather slow to see any good in the other. If these can be combined, the