The Methods of Auxological Anthropometry

  • Noël Cameron


Anthropometry is the technique of expressing quantitatively the form of the body. Hrdlicka (1947) defines it as a system of techniques, the systematized art of measuring and taking observations on man, his skeleton, his brain, and other organs, by the most reliable means and methods for scientific purposes. It is limited only by the problems to which it is applied and no treatise, however large, can account for all the factors present in an original study. Time and again the anthropometrist will be presented with problems for which there are no guidelines, and he, alone or in discussion with his colleagues, must find satisfactory solutions.


Medial Malleolus Field Technique Calf Circumference Center Ofrotation Forearm Length 
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  • Noël Cameron
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  1. 1.Department of Growth and DevelopmentInstitute of Child HealthLondonEngland

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