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May 2, 1959

Growth and Development of Children

JAMA. 1959;170(1):136. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010010138034

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Abstract

This is the third edition of a text which was last edited in 1954 and reprinted in 1956. Since its original publication in 1952 it has become the "bible" for students and young pediatricians preparing for examinations by the American Board of Pediatrics. This edition retains much of the material of the previous ones, but changes and additions have been made in every chapter except the first. Many charts, tables, and graphs are included for summarizing purposes, but the authors are quick to point out that average figures thus arrived at may not apply to the individual. The entire chapter on the role of the endocrine glands has been rewritten, but unfortunately the publication date did not allow for the inclusion of recent interesting information about masculinization of the female fetus due to the administration of progesterones during gestation. The chapter on heredity and environmental factors is based on the

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