height of 41/2 heads in that time. In the first year of life the lower limbs incline to fold over each other.

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Figure Chart of Growth (Plate 48).

The diagram in this plate gives the gradual growth of the child from one to ten years of age. Dotted fines have been placed through special points of the figure, showing

the proportionate growth of the different parts until certain ages have been reached. The number underneath specifies the age of each child.

First-year child measures four heads. Second, it is interesting to note, is half the height of maximum growth. Regular growth in height and breadth continues until the age of eight years, at the end of which period the lower half of figure has doubled the upper (see divisions A, at top and B, C, below, first-year child).

At nine and ten years of age there is very little change in height, but the trunk continues to take on breadth.

Continuation of Growth (Plate 49).

Study of Plate 49 will reveal that growth starts again at eleven, twelve, and thirteen, at the same rate as in Plate 48. A big jump is made at fourteen, and at fifteen the body broadens.

The same top height is maintained at sixteen and seventeen, but there is a slight increase in the length of the legs. At seventeen dimensions for chest, shoulders, and ribs are the same as in a boy or girl of nineteen.

Sometimes boys and girls will attain maximum height at eleven years of age, but this proportion is abnormal. Seven and a half to eight heads is the maximum height for fully developed figures at this age.

In the first year of life the child's leg inclines inwards from the knee. In the second year, a much firmer stand is noticeable, though wide from the middle line of the body (see Plate 48).

Not until full growth has been reached does inner calf touch the middle fine and the inner ankle fall under the pit of the neck.

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