The environment and the growth of children

  • Roy M. Acheson


This work all points to the conclusion that a wide variety of adverse environmental circumstances can interfere with the processes of skeletal development, and there is presumptive evidence that, if adversity is protracted, permanent stunting may result. As some of the figures suggest, the amount of stunting is not the same in the two sexes but the nature of the sex difference is complex and time does not permit me to go into it further now. Much research remains to be done, and it is to be hoped that we will soon know more of the powers children have to compensate for the setbacks we have been studying.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roy M. Acheson
    • 1
  1. 1.Moyne Institute of Preventive MedicineTrinity CollegeDublin

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