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SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1917
COMPENSATORY PROCESSES IN DELAYED GROWTH
The suppression of growth in the young is a phenomenon familiar to physicians. Attempts to cope with it frequently awaken a feeling of utter inability. Interference with growth may be due to a variety of causes, among which those of an inherited or congenital character usually represent the irremediable type. Not infrequently a retarded growth is merely the outcome of a temporary undernutrition brought about by disease; sometimes it represents the results of malnutrition through errors of diet chargeable to environment, poverty or human ignorance.Experience shows that the detriment of a brief period of suspended or inadequate growth need not be permanent. With recuperation from
THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(13):982–985. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270030314019
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