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March 1928

GROWTH STANDARDS OF HEIGHT AND WEIGHT FOR GIRLS IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Am J Dis Child. 1928;35(3):411-413. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920210056005
Abstract

Although the best standards to be used for public school work are those published by Baldwin, we believe that separate tables are necessary for measurements of pupils in private schools. For boys, such tables have already been published.1 This paper presents data on 1,030 girls in five private school in or near Chicago: Alcott School (73), Chicago Latin School for Girls (192), North Shore Country Day School (139), Francis W. Parker School (85) and the University of Chicago Laboratory School (541). Part of the measurements were

made in the first four schools by one of us (C. G.) and part by Mrs. Naomi Giffen and in the last named school by the school physician. The principal points in the technic were as follows: the height was measured with the subject barefoot and against a wall, and the weight was taken on balance scales with the subject naked (occasionally with

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