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 - Growth In Children. The rate of growth ol...
Growth In Children. The rate of growth ol children varios aosotding to tax. Thus, it the age of 11 md Vi years, boys sre larger and heavier than girls; but from that ago on tha evolution of the girls is mora rapid, and the soon overtake the bora and pan them, bll the age of 15 year ia reaohod, when the boys regain tha ascendancy, while the girls remain nearly stationery. A curious relation has boon diHoqrerod between the growth of children In stature and inlweight M. Mailing Hansen, director of tha deaf and dumb institution at Copenhagen, baa for three year neighed and meaiured his pupil .dally j and he has observed that their growth, dooa not take place regularly and progreasivoly, bnt by atagoa separated by intervals of rest. Weight also inoreasea by periods after intervale of equilibrium. While the weight is increasing, the atatne remains remains nearly stationary, and vice versa. Tha maximum of increase of stature oorreBponda with a minimum period of augmentation of weight The vital forces appear hot to work on both sides at onoe. These variations are subject to the iufluenoa of the seasons. During During autumn and early1 winter, according according to M. Malling - Hansen, tba child so - pumulstes weight, while his stature increases increases slowly; bnt during ' spring, stature receives a veritable push, while weight lnoreasos bnt little. Soma local habits have an influence on tha stature, Stendhalromarked that many Roman girls bad doformed vertebral columns, or were a little humpbacked, and found that it was tha resnlt of a 'popular belief belief prevailing in Borne that parents oonld promote the growth of the children children bv punching them In the back I

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  1. The Fort Wayne Sentinel,
  2. 22 Aug 1887, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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