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December 1974

The Biologic Ages of Man, From Conception Through Old Age

Author Affiliations

Fels Research Institute Yellow Springs, Ohio

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(6):897-898. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110310145039

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Most of those engaged as educators in the fields of pediatrics and child health recognize the need for the student to learn the basic fundamentals of human growth and development. Some obstacles appear in achieving this. First, the study of "growth and development"—largely related to norms—has, over the years, come to be regarded as a somewhat boring chore. Second, the field is so vast that choosing a single text for the student is fraught with difficulty. Finally, the educators mentioned at the start have at last progressed to teaching that human growth starts not at birth, but at conception; alas, so many (and this reviewer is not innocent) do not teach that a human also ages and dies, and that growth therefore is a long continuum.

Surely no single volume for students could surmount these obstacles? This soft-cover, comparatively short and cheap book gets awfully close. Clearly, the editors found

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