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Perspectives in Human Growth, Development and Maturation

Editors: Dasgupta, Parasmani, Hauspie, Roland (Eds.)

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One morning in 1969, out of the blue, I received a letter which both distressed and astonished me. It was from a Prof. S. R. Das in Calcutta, who requested me to accept, for eventual analysis, a mountain of anthropometric data he had accumulated, as he was ill and did not expect to survive to analyse it himself. The data provided the astonishment; twenty-two anthropometric characters recorded every six months or a year, over a period of 14 years, in a mixed longitudinal study of some 560 children, aged six months to twenty years. Most were in families with siblings also in the study, and every child was measured every time by S. R. Das himself. The archive was unique, combining the personal anthropometry of R. H. Whitehouse in the Harpenden Growth Study and the family approach of the Fels Growth Study. This was a study of which neither I, nor anyone of my acquaintance, had heard. Even in India, Prof. Das' work was scarcely known. It turned out Das was a scholarly man, quiet and unassuming, absolutely committed to his Sarsuna-Barisha Growth Study,just the obverse of the professional showman. Clearly this was not a request I could refuse, although I already had in hand enough projects to occupy Siva himself.

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This volume covers the whole of the research area in human growth and development. Topics include: the history of the study of human growth, the modeling of individual growth curves, the construction of population growth reference curves, growth as a measure of population well-being, secular trend, and the relation between mental and physical development. The book is for students, researchers and practitioners in the field of anthropology, human biology, auxology, human nutrition, education, public health and paediatrics.


Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)
  • The Measurement of Human Growth: A Historical Review

    Pages 3-15

    Voss, L. D.

  • Individual Physical Growth Models and Biological Parameters of Japanese

    Pages 17-32

    Shohoji, T. (et al.)

  • Smoothing Centile Curves of Height of Basque Boys and Girls by the Application of the LMS-Method

    Pages 33-43

    Rosique, J. (et al.)

  • A New International Growth Reference for Young Children

    Pages 45-53

    Onis, M. (et al.)

  • Fels and Tanner-Whitehouse Skeletal Ages of School Children 7–13 Years in Oaxaca, Mexico

    Pages 55-65

    Reyes, M. E. Peña (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives in Human Growth, Development and Maturation
Editors
  • Parasmani Dasgupta
  • Roland Hauspie
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9801-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9801-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0000-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5820-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 364
Topics