This specially-designed, practical, easy-to-use handbook presents reference data for health professionals, especially clinical geneticists, evaluating children and adults with abnormal features or syndromes. Using a mixture of graphs, tables, and charts, it presents information clinicians require to define 'normal' patterns of growth for various parts of the body, and provides the standards against which to compare possible congenital abnormalities. Numerous
illustrations help to explain exactly how standardized measurements should be taken to ensure accurate and comparable documentation of growth patterns.
`... attractive little volume
... a sound, accessible and readable guide to the measurement of a range of variables. The book is very well illustrated by clear line diagrams. A very useful, practical handbook.'
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
`The chunky format is easy to handle and the layout and typography are clear making the book easy to read and surprisingly compulsive to dip into! It is good value for money.'
`small and beautifully produced ... can easily be consulted ... it is good to have everything together, and I feel I should use this book many times ... Indeed, I would think that anyone who sees children with dysmorphic syndromes should acquire a copy.
M. Baraitser, Child Care, Health and Development, Vol.16, No.4, July/Aug '90
`This book provides an extraordinary collection of the available information on normal physical measurements. The book is well set out and easy to use ... a practical reference book which should be available in all paediatric and genetic departments ... invaluable.
A. Bankier, Journal of Paediatric Child Health (1990) 26
Introduction; Measurement; Proportional growth and normal variants; Height and length; Weight; Head circumference; Craniofacies; Limbs; Chest and trunk; Genitalia; Skin and hair; Dermatoglyphics and trochoglyphics; Use of radiographs; Developmental data; Prenatal ultrasound measurements; Postmortem organ weights; Special measurements for special conditions; Approach to the child with a dysmorphic syndrome; Glossary.