Body Measurements and Proportions of Preterm and Full-Term Infants in the First Six Years — Results of a Longitudinal Study

  • Ingeborg Brandt


For more than two thousand years artists and physicians have been preoccupied by the proportions of the human body. A classical example is Polycletus of Argos, who lived in Greece 400 years before Christ and whose celebrated Doryphoros the — javelin thrower — is based on the “ideal” body proportions.


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  • Ingeborg Brandt
    • 1
  1. 1.Bonn University Children’s HospitalBonn 1Germany, F.R.

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