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Article
May 1931

THE DIMENSIONS AND GROWTH OF THE PALATE IN THE NORMAL INFANT AND IN THE INFANT WITH GROSS MALDEVELOPMENT OF THE UPPER LIP AND PALATE: A QUANTITATIVE STUDY

Author Affiliations

MINNEAPOLIS
From the Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota.

Arch Surg. 1931;22(5):704-737. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1931.01160050015002
Abstract

CONTENTS  LiteratureThe Normal PalateThe Maldeveloped PalateCollection of DataMeasurements TakenMethod of Obtaining MeasurementsSelection of MaterialData ListedAnalysis of DataTest for NormalityDivision of DataAnalysis of the Difference between Normal and Cleft PalatesFronto-occipital DiameterSurface Width of PalateWidest Transverse Diameter of PalateHeight of PalateLength of Alveolar ProcessWidth of the CleftCommentSummaryThe investigator should consider himself fortunate if he finds a field of investigation in which opinions and estimates have long been expressed and in which more recently the fundamentals have been subjected to debate in a tone of controversy. He should be especially pleased if he takes up this subject with the intention of applying the comparatively newer quantitative methods of analysis and finds that these methods have not yet been tried in this particular field, although they are well suited for it.Investigation of the

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