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May 1932

THE PHYSICAL GROWTH OF BOYS: A STUDY BY MEANS OF WATER DISPLACEMENT

Am J Dis Child. 1932;43(5_PART_II):1347-1432. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950060055002
Abstract

  • Introduction

    • Statement of the Problem

    • Brief Summary of the Previous Literature

      • Robertson

      • Wilkinson

      • Godin

      • Bean

      • Pirquet

      • Mumford

      • Franzen

  • Plan of the Investiation

    • Method of Securing Data

      • The Water Displacement Apparatus

      • Graphs Made by the Apparatus

      • Individual Data Sheets

      • Computations

    • Selection of Subjects

    • Segments Chosen

    • Making the Measurement

    • Making the Measurement

    • Presentation of Material

  • The Body as a Whole

    • A Representative Group

    • Volume of the Whole Body

      • Tentative Growth Norms

      • Relation of Major Segments to the Whole Body

      • The Growth Lag and the Adolescent Spurt

    • Formulas for Body Volume

    • Specific Gravity

    • Maximum Length of the Body

  • The Total Head

  • The Total Trunk

  • The Total Leg

  • Summary

    • Findings

    • Significance

    • Limitations

    • Possible Improvement and Extension of the Method

    • The Specific Gravity Apparatus

      • The Buoyancy Tanks

      • The Superstructure

      • The Compensating Devices

      • The Graph Board

      • Adjustment of the Apparatus

      • Making the Measurement

      • The Graphs Made

      • Computations

    • Apparatus for Measuring the Volume of the Cranium Without Measuring the Volume of Other Parts of the Body

  • Appendix

    • Measurements by Means of Water Displacement in Different Age Groups

  • Bibliography

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