Obituary: James Mourilyan Tanner

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 03 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6176

In the obituary for James Mourilyan Tanner (BMJ 2010;341:c5374, doi:10.1136/bmj.c5374) the eponymous scale is formally known as the Tanner scale of pubertal development and is a qualitative assessment of the development of breasts, genitals, and pubic hair in adolescence. Tanner’s study at Harpenden was a new study, not a continuation of a wartime study of malnutrition. A History of the Study of Human Growth was published in 1981 not 1951. Tanner published more than 300 scientific papers and monographs between 1944 and 2001. Treatment with genetically engineered human growth hormone resumed in 1985, not the 1990s. An error in our production processes meant that the author, Caroline Richmond, was not credited in print or online.


Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6176

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