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February 25, 1933

Facial Growth in Children With Special Reference to Dentition.

JAMA. 1933;100(8):605. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740080069037

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Abstract

"The data on which this report is based are the records of measurements" of about twenty characters of the face in a series of approximately 1,400 school children, 600 boys and 600 girls at ages of 8 to 14 years having normal occlusions; also 100 boys at the ages of 9 and 10 years from the same school, taken at random, and finally a group of 100 children, from 2 to 5 years of age, taken from the Welfare Clinic. The many tables of data and the standards derived from them are offered as a basis for the study of abnormal development of the face and jaws. Of the many graphs prepared, six examples have been reproduced to illustrate the type of growth exhibited bv the selected characters as the age increases from 8 to 14 years. The figures for the mean measurements of the length of the dental arch

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