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June 1945

Physical Growth from Birth to Two Years: I. Stature.

Am J Dis Child. 1945;69(6):391-392. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1945.02020180055009

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"Physical Growth from Birth to Two Years," by Howard V. Meredith, Ph.D., is a 253 page monography from the University of Iowa Studies in Child Welfare. The first half of the volume presents a scholarly analysis of data relevant to eleven specific problems of stature. The second half contains an annotated bibliography on infant stature, covering all the studies published in North America from 1850 to 1942. The appendix contains twenty-three tables displaying central tendency and variability values for stature at nine infancy ages.

In this book Dr. Meredith has compared all the available data from the many investigations and presented a critical appraisal of the information so obtained converted to a common scale of reference. In so doing, he has rendered a real service to pediatricians, child welfare workers and others, who would find it difficult

both to encompass the research and to interpret the results.

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