Three years ago1 the idea of adapting the fat of an artificial food like Friedenthal's milk to that of human milk was presented in a practical manner, but with clinical data that at that time were considered insufficient to warrant the drawing of conclusions as to its real practical value. The present report aims to give this data.
OBJECT OF THE INVESTIGATION
The reasons for attempting to adapt the fat of an artificial milk to that of human milk are the following:1. It is a universally recognized fact that infants, especially young infants, cannot take as high a percentage of cow's milk fat in their food as they can of breast milk fat. A clear substantiation of this fact can be had by consulting the percentage formulas given in the textbook of L. E. Holt. These formulas show two things: (a) that the amount of fat at the