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The Size of the Modern Englishman
In the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, Major M. J. Williamson has used the records of the gymnasium of the Royal Military Academy, which give the physical measurements of all the cadets who have passed through since 1865, to show any change in the last sixty years. For purposes of comparison, the records of sixty cadets were taken from the roll of 1870 and onward as they came. At the time of leaving, their average age was just under 20, their average height 5 feet 8 1/10 inches (173 cm.), and their average weight 10 stone 2½ pounds (142½ pounds, or 64.6 Kg.). On the other hand, the average height and weight of the entries in August, 1932, was 5 feet 10 inches (177.8 cm.) and 10 stone 8½ pounds (148½ pounds, or 67.3 Kg.), although the average age was lower—only 18½
LONDON. JAMA. 1933;100(17):1352-1353. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740170050019