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 - forth article to sang "wo- them to tbe Dakota,...
forth article to sang "wo- them to tbe Dakota, book oRowm i 1 * mil DKt. The rate of growth n children vanes according to SPX Tans, at the age of eleven and twelve years, boys are larger and heavier than girls; bnt from tffat age on the evolution of the girls is rapid, and they soon overtake tha boys and pass them, till the ag« of fifteen reached, when the boys regain ascen- dency. A curious relation has been discovered discovered between the growth of children in stature and ia weight M. Malling- Hansen, Director of the Deaf and Institution at Copenhagen, has for weighed and measured his pupils daily, and he has observed that their growth does not take pl»ce regularly and progressively, progressively, but by stages separated by intervals of rest. Weight also increases by periods after intervals of equilibrium. While the weight is increasing, the stature remains nearly stationary, and vice versa. The maximum of increase of stature corresponds with a minimum nod of augmentation of weight. The vital forces appear not to work on ·idea at once. These variations are subject to the influence of the seasons. During Autumn and early Winter, according according to M. Mailing Hanson, the accumulates weight, while his stature increases slowly; bat daring Spring; stature stature receives a veritable push, while weight increases bat little. Some local habits have an influence on the stature. Stendhal remarked that many Roman girls baJ deformed vertebral columns, were a little h u m p backed, and that it was the result of a popular prevailing in Rome that parents oould promote tbe growth of their children punching them in the back.

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  1. The Herald and Torch Light,
  2. 08 Sep 1887, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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