Unhappy home conditions can cause not only mental retardation in children but stunted physical growth as well.
This syndrome only recently achieved the distinction of a medical name deprivation dwarfism. To treat its victims doctors simply take them away from their homes and it appears that even the institutional tenderness of a hospital can snap emotionally starved youngsters into a spurt of growth.
Doctors do not yet understand the meaning of this resurgence, and only now have two Philadelphia radiologists laid to rest one nagging medical fear.
In normal babies,...