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Progress in Pediatrics
March 1928

THE FATE AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE IMMATURE AND OF THE PREMATURE CHILD: A CLINICAL STUDY Review of the Literature and Study of Cerebral Hemorrhage in the New-Born Infant

Author Affiliations

Assistant Demonstrator, Department of Pediatrics, Jefferson Medical College PHILADELPHIA
The Corinna Borden Keen Research Fellowship Essay of the Jefferson Medical College. From the Children's Clinic of the University of Vienna, Prof. Clemens Pirquet, Chief.

Am J Dis Child. 1928;35(3):443-491. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920210088010



Physical Development of the Immature Child

Standing height

Sitting height






Mental Development

General considerations

Static functions



Mental and nervous disturbances

Development of Puberty

The Influence of Acute and Chronic Diseases on the Development of the Immature Child

Congenital Malformations and Anomalies

Other Developmental Anomalies

Prophylaxis and Treatment

Summary and Conclusions

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE IMMATURE CHILD  About 55 per cent of immature infants live until the end of the first year; 52 per cent reach the school age, and 51 per cent reach the age of puberty; in other words, the mortality after the school age is not any higher than for mature children. This is not true, unfortunately, of the physical as well as of the mental development of the immature infant.Ylppö, in his calculations, always referred to the conception age, i. e., to the intra-uterine and extra-uterine

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