January 20, 1923

Chest Measurement as a Gage of Body Weight.

JAMA. 1923;80(3):194. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640300044020

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—In the article by Parmenter and Gray (The Journal, Dec. 23, 1922, p. 2159), the first half of the sixth paragraph should have read:

"Is the weight correlated with the girth as closely at expiration as at the calculated midrespiratory phase used in all our previous papers? This question is suggested by the preference for the former by army examiners4 in order to forestall draft evasion on the ground of a finding less than the military minimum, and also by Oeder5 in order to compensate approximately noticeable stoutness." The third footnote should have read: "Miles, W. R., and Root, H. F.: Personal communication to the authors." Footnote 4 was: "Gould, B. A.: Investigations in the Military and Anthropological Statistics of American Soldiers, New York, 1869. Baxter, J. H.: Statistics, Medical and Anthropological, of the Provost General's Bureau, Washington, D. C.,

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