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October 22, 1955

Radiographic Atlas of Skeletal Development of the Knee: A Standard of Reference

JAMA. 1955;159(8):825. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960250087035

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The successors of the late Wingate Todd of the Brush Foundation and the department of anatomy of Western Reserve University have had access to one of the nation's principal collections of roentgenograms of the developing skeletons of normal white children of known age and social background. When they set about producing an atlas of the knee from birth to full maturation at the age of 18, they did a workman-like job. As in any atlas, the plates are the principal offerings, the written material being confined to a description of the plates and a discussion of the methods used in selecting from among many hundreds the particular roentgenograms reproduced in the atlas. In the early months of postnatal life, the changes in the size and shape of epiphyses and in the shape of the ends of the shafts adjacent to them are easy to see once they have been pointed

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