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October 28, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(18):1405-1406. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740430051025

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Studies on Biometry  A special study of biometry has been made by the Società fra i cultori delle scienze mediche e naturali of Cagliari, of which Prof. Luigi Castaldi, director of the Anatomic Institute of the University of Cagliari, is chairman. Brai presented a report on the indexes of variability and of correlation of human viscera in relation to external body measurements. From the abundant material collected at Florence by Castaldi and Vannucci, the speaker established that the index of variability is greatest for the spleen and the least for the liver. With regard to correlation, the variability was found to be greater for the liver, spleen and heart with relation to the anteroposterior and transverse diameters of the respective segments than with relation to the height measurements. The weight of the lungs alone showed greater correlation with the height than with the thoracic diameters.Aromando, Coio-Pinna and Pintus presented

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