The study of human growth and development has fascinated man since the beginning of time. Until recently, technology has limited man's ability to answer many of the questions posed by such study. Indeed, many questions are still unanswered. However, advancing knowledge and understanding biologic mechanisms have broadened our comprehension of many growth processes. Human Growth offers documentation of work pertaining to physiologic, biochemical, and psychologic growth in normal and abnormal children. The areas of interest and extreme degree of proficiency of Cheek and his distinguished collaborators is clearly evident throughout this monograph.
The studies included in this book, though involving a small number of children, were well controlled and carefully documented. However, this is not an easy book to read; little of what is found between its covers would be directly applicable to general pediatric practice. Certainly there are areas which would be interesting to the pediatrician, particularly those concerning