A Treatise on Man and the Development of His Faculties, Tr. (Under the Superintendence of R. Knox). [Ed. by T. Smibert]. People's Ed

A Treatise on Man and the Development of His Faculties, Tr. (Under the Superintendence of R. Knox). [Ed. by T. Smibert]. People's Ed

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...of age, and probably not even then. This he was led to remark by observing large numbers of students, who, leaving eollege at the age of 20, 21, or 22, have returned seven or eight years afterwards. Examination proved that these persons had grown very considerably, not only in breadth but also in height. E Thus, at 19, 3 individuals only were more than 18 decimetres (above 5 feet 10 inches) high; at the age of 25, there were 6; and at the age of 30 there were 13.f It seems to me that we are entitled to conclude, from the whole of these results, that human growth, in respect to height, does not terminate in Brussels even at the age of 25, which is very much opposed to the generally received opinion. According to M. Hargenvilliers, t the average height of conscripts of 20 years, taken for all France, is 1-615 The value of the decimetre in English measures is 3 inches and-937 decimal parts, or nearly 4 English inches.) t In the preceding numbers were comprised the men who were rejected, or had leave to withdraw from the corps, as of under size. Inquiries and Considerations on the formation and Recruitment of the French Army: 1817-M. VilUrme, in his Memoir on the height of Man in France, quotes the opinion of Tenon and also some facts, which show that, during the time of the Empire, continual wars had lowered the human stature. A question naturally arises here, whether the statute was, actually lowered, or the young conscripts merely called on before their time of full development; but the remark of Dr Villerme suggests other considerations, well worthy the attention of statisticians--such, for example, as the effects produced in Prussia, by the maintaining of the standing army of somewhat more than 200,000 men in time of peace, it being...show more

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