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Influences on Human Development

A Longitudinal Perspective

  • Robert L. Baker
  • Birgitte R. Mednick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pregnancy and the First Year

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Robert L. Baker, Birgitte R. Mednick
      Pages 3-15
    3. Robert L. Baker, Birgitte R. Mednick
      Pages 17-29
    4. Robert L. Baker, Birgitte R. Mednick
      Pages 31-41
  3. Follow-up of the Cohort into Adolescence and Young Adulthood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-44
    2. Robert L. Baker, Birgitte R. Mednick
      Pages 45-58
    3. Robert L. Baker, Birgitte R. Mednick
      Pages 59-79
    4. Robert L. Baker, Birgitte R. Mednick
      Pages 81-99
    5. Robert L. Baker, Birgitte R. Mednick
      Pages 101-116
    6. Robert L. Baker, Birgitte R. Mednick
      Pages 117-141
    7. Robert L. Baker, Birgitte R. Mednick
      Pages 143-160
    8. Robert L. Baker, Birgitte R. Mednick
      Pages 161-166
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 167-186

About this book

Introduction

This book is the product of the efforts of a number of people dating back to 1956, when Professor T. Kemp, then head of the University Institute for Human Genetics in Copenhagen, proposed a study on the importance of x-ray irradiation in pregnant women. Under the guidance of Professors Dyhre Trolle and Preben Plum of the Uni­ versity Hospital in Copenhagen, the investigation was expanded to deal with prenatal and perinatal factors of importance for the development of the infant. The corpus of medical data that resulted from these efforts was collected and organized by Drs. Bengt Zachau-Christiansen and Aage Villumsen. The project's birth cohort included all deliveries that took place at the State University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, over a two-year period from 1959 to 1961. As part of the perinatal study, the mothers and children were subjected to regular and thorough medical examinations during pregnancy and through the first year of the child's life. The detailed data from these examinations, as well as information about treatment administered, were systematically collected and coded.

Keywords

development

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert L. Baker
    • 1
  • Birgitte R. Mednick
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-5642-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8988-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5642-1
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