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June 1919

SOME GRAPHS AND TABLES ILLUSTRATING THE GROWTH OF THE HUMAN STOMACH

Am J Dis Child. 1919;17(6):395-422. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1919.04110300020002
Abstract

The importance of an accurate knowledge of the anatomy of the stomach in early life has long been appreciated as is evidenced by the numerous publications on the subject. In recent years, particularly, our concepts of the form and position of the infant's stomach have been entirely recast by the results of the series of roentgenographic studies initiated by Levin and Barret1 and continued by a number of investigators in this country and elsewhere. A number of studies have also given us at least a working knowledge of the finer structure of the organ in childhood. Yet, regarding the actual growth of the stomach, there is probably less known than of any of the other larger organs of the body. Although there are a number of scattered observations on the weight of the stomach at various periods of life, apparently no attempt has ever been made to bring these

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