Surveys of Physical Growth and Maturation

  • J. C. van Wieringen
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 30)


Scientific interest in growth may have its origin in anthropology and medico-biology. Anthropometry as part of human biology has no restrictions concerning the anatomical parts or regions of the human body. Measurements as such, relationships between different parts of body, and proportional aspects can be established and compared for different races and ethnic groups. These measurements may be related to physiological and psychological characteristics of populations, may give insight into pre-historic events (i.e., origin and evolution of mankind), and may be used for ergonomic purposes in labour and sport.


Pubic Hair Physical Growth Secular Change Testicular Volume Peak Height Velocity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. van Wieringen
    • 1
  1. 1.KinderziekenhuisUniversity Children’s Hospital Het WilhelminaUtrechtThe Netherland

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