THE medical student being introduced to Pediatrics hears about Growth and Development in his first lecture. A rare teacher makes these processes dynamic and fascinating. Unfortunately most students, and the physicians they become, all too often learn to think of Growth largely as the difference between the weight and height at birth and those at such convenient subsequent ages as 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years. Similarly, the student may come to recognize Development only by feeling the progressively changing size of the anterior fontanel, and by memorizing (until the necessary examination is passed) the time and order of eruption of deciduous teeth.

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