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November 1933

THE PREMATURE INFANTA STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ON GROWTH AND ON DEVELOPMENT

Am J Dis Child. 1933;46(5_PART_II):1175-1236. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01960060001001
Abstract

CONTENTS

Introduction

Plan of Study

Description of Air-Conditioned Nurseries

General Specifications

Description of Apparatus

Physiologic Responses to Heat and Cold

Determination of Optimum Air Conditions

Stabilization of Body Temperature

Growth Under Various Air Conditions

Physiologic Loss of Weight

Humidity in Relation to Initial Loss of Weight

Gain in Weight Under Various Air Conditions

Optimum Air Conditions in Relation to Gain in Body Weight

Growth in Length in Relation to Physical Characteristics

Humidity in Relation to Growth in Length

Weight-Length Relationship in the Growth of Premature Infants

Duration of Residence in the Unconditioned and Conditioned Nurseries

Influence of Air Conditions on Digestive Disorders

Incidence and Severity Under Alternating Conditions of Humidity

Sex in Relation to Digestive Syndromes

Age in Relation to First Incidence of Symptoms

Treatment of the Digestive Syndrome

Mortality Rate in Unconditioned and Conditioned Nurseries

Mortality in Relation to Weight and Age on Admission

Mortality According to Weight-Length Ratio

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