Book Reviews
July 1936

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By Dr. Helen B. Pryor. Price, single copy, 60 cents. Pp. 15. Stanford University, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1936.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;52(1):252. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.04140010261028

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A new system of gaging the average and expected measurements of children and young adults is presented. The tables are divided into four groups: (1) measurements for both boys and girls from 1 to 5 years; (2) measurements for boys from 6 to 16 years; (3) measurements for girls from 6 to 16 years; (4) measurements for men and women from 17 to 24 years. These tables are meant to replace the usual tables for height and weight which have been used extensively. They constitute a more accurate method of estimating a person's relative health than the tables formerly in use.

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