Somatic Growth of the Infant and Preschool Child

  • Francis E. Johnston


The infant and preschool-age years, from birth through 4 years of age, are crucial in the life of the individual. It is during this period that the neonate makes the adjustment from a sharply limited intrauterine environment, in which all stimuli are mediated through the maternal biological system, to the rich, varied, and often hostile, extrauterine world, in which the regulalory responses are direct functions of interactions between this new environment and the infant’s or child’s biological system.


Head Circumference Somatic Growth Skinfold Thickness Physical Growth Finnish Child 
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  • Francis E. Johnston
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity Museum Fl, University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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