IN A PREVIOUS publication1 6 children with precocious sexual development were presented from the point of view of diagnosis, pathogenesis and management. The present paper is concerned with the study of growth and maturation in the same 6 children. The patients may be identified by reference to the photographs and diagnostic legends accompanying the earlier publication. The first section of the present paper contains a short description of technics and standards used in these studies. In the second section, anthropologic measurements, results of skeletal and dental examinations and appraisals of sexual and psychologic maturation are presented in tables, photographs and graphic charts; dental and mental development and socioeconomic background are described in more detail in the text. The two remaining sections are devoted to comment and conclusions.
I. TECHNICS AND STANDARDS
A. Anthropometric Studies.—1. Weight and Height (tables 1 to 3): Determinations were made on the usual children's
SECKEL HPG. SIX EXAMPLES OF PRECOCIOUS SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT: II. Studies in Growth and Maturation. Am J Dis Child. 1950;79(2):278–309. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040010289006
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