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The purpose of this excellent atlas is to supplement the well known work of the author on skeletal development. The senior author worked on the material contained in this book with Todd for many years, and then continued his work after leaving Western Reserve University for his present appointment in the department of anatomy at Stanford University. The book has four main divisions.
The first division consists of a discussion of the rationale and technic of assessing the developmental status of children by examining roentgenograms of the hand and wrist. The inadequacy of height-weight-age tables for determining developmental status is clearly exemplified. The influence of endocrine and other disorders on growth is briefly mentioned. The second and third portions of the book deal with full-sized roentgenographic records of the wrists and hands of male and female subjects from birth to 21 years of age. Finally, there is a section on
Radiographic Atlas of Skeletal Development of the Hand and Wrist Based on the Brush Foundation Study of Human Growth and Development Initiated by T. Wingate Todd, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.S. JAMA. 1950;143(12):1124. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910470084032