In previous reports1 the relation of motility in new-born infants to the waking condition and to hunger were considered. The present problem is concerned with the relation of the amount of motility in sixty-six young infants to their nutritional status. The specific question to be considered is: Does the nutritional status affect motility in young infants?
METHOD AND APPARATUS
The apparatus and the methods of measuring motility have been described in another connection.1b The nutritional status of the infants was determined according to two methods, one reported by Pirquet2 and the second by Finlay.3 Pirquet has evolved a formula for the nutritional status of children. It is:He holds that the index is applicable to children of all ages. Subjects with a nutritional index ranging from 95 to 100 are considered normal; those above 100 are overfed, while those below 95 are considered undernourished.Finlay's3 tables were