Correlation of ear length with age in Japan

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7030.582c (Published 02 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:582
  1. Yasuhiro Asai,
  2. Manabu Yoshimura,
  3. Naoki Nago,
  4. Takashi Yamada
  1. Primary care physician Futanazu Clinic, Futanazu 623, Misaki, Nishiuwa, Ehime, Japan 79608
  2. Chief resident Department of Community and Family Medicine, Jichi Medical School, Yakushiji 3311, Minamikawachi, Kawachi, Tochigi, Japan 32904
  3. Primary care physician Tsukude-mura Clinic, Tsukude, Minamishitara, Aichi, Japan 44114
  4. Primary care physician Kuze-mura Clinic, Kuze, Ibi, Gifu, Japan 50107

    EDITOR,—James A Heathcote's cross sectional study is a good example of studies that primary care physicians can carry out to answer questions that the literature does not resolve.1 The study showed a positive relation between age and ear length, but several problems should be addressed. How large is the correlation coefficient? Do taller people have longer ears? Do elderly people of other races …

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