Religion: Outgrowing Disease

The last paper of Dr. L. Emmett Holt, famed pediatrician* who died a few months ago (TIME, Jan. 28), appears in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. "The body," he said, "possesses a wonderful capacity for growth." It doubles in weight and practically in size in the first six months of life; doubles again by the end of the third year; again by the end of the tenth year and usually by the age of 16 has doubled for the fourth time. In children the tendency to growth added...

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