To determine the relationship of nutrient intakes with physical development of the blind school children, comparative studies were made on the diets served by boarding house of four blind schools in the Tohoku district (Miyagi, Yamagata, Akita and Iwate prefectures). From the nutrient intakes, the boarding houses were classified into two groups of A and B, the former being lower than the latter. The results obtained are: (1) The diets are limited and generally not well planned nutritionally, particularly the amounts of animal protein, fat, calcium, and vitamins were markedly low for growing children. (2) In general, since the food cost per child per month is less than that of the average family, good nutrient intake of the blind school children is difficult. (3) The children of A group compared with B group showed a higher percentage of symptoms usually accepted as associated with nutritional deficiency, for example the disappearance of knee-jerk. (4) The differences in physical development of the blind school children of A and B groups between the ages of six to 20 years when compared as to height and weight were significant, A being distinctly inferior to B.
6～12才の発育期の全盲児男10人女9人について1年間季別にB. M. 量を測定した結果, 盲児の体表面積当り1時間B. M. 量は同年令の普通児の値に比し男女共低値を示し, B. M. 量と年令及び体格との相関は普通児よりやや高い。B. M. 量は秋から冬に上昇し, 冬最高となつて春に減少し夏に再びやや上昇する季節変動を示し, 普通児のB. M. 量が低温で高く, 高温で低い傾向を示すのと類似している。一方6～14才の全盲児男19人女13人, 普通児男785人女742人の身長, 体重を月別に1年間継続測定した結果, 身長は4～6月に, 体重は9～12月に最大発育量を示す普通児の傾向とほぼ同様の傾向が盲児にもみられた。
An evaluation was conducted from the view-point of the present status of essential amino acid intake of 51 college girls, and the results obtained were as follows: (1) The intake of essential amino acids among days of the week during the winter season showed insignificant difference in a certain range. (2) It is apperent that the girls leving in the dormitory ingest more essential amino acids than those who live at home, but when these amino acids were calculated on the basis of gram per one-gram of nitrogen, no considerable differences were recognized between the twogroups. (3) The coefficiency of animal protein to lysine, threonine, isoleucine, leucine and sulfur-containing amino acids were found to be in direct proportion respectively expect in case of phenylalanine was in inverse proportion, and had no relation to tryptophan and valine.