SelectionBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6974.269a (Published 28 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:269
- Alex Paton
Accurate measurement should provide an objective view of biological phenomena. Contributors to Anthropometry: the Individual and the Population (Cambridge University Press, £35, ISBN 0521 41798 8) discuss the limitations of commonly used measures like growth, skinfold thickness, and body mass before going on to relate them to performance, survival, and populations in developing countries.
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