Here is a most practical and useful book for those concerned with the care of children. Originally started as a manual of factual data, it has been expanded through the comments and additions of its users at Ann Arbor, as well as authorities elsewhere in this field, to consist of a small book, remarkable for its condensed, orderly presentation of up-to-date knowledge of the physical and mental development of children. The subject coverage extends from a consideration of prenatal influences on the organism to include all potential influencing factors to the time of adolescence. The growth of various organ systems is traced in categorical fashion, making reference facts readily accessible by frequently used outline format and an abundance of charts and graphs. In some instances, the abnormal variations of development are considered, with charts showing the possible etiological factors and the studies needed for clinical differentiation.
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