Reading is a red-brick town, an hour from London, famed for biscuit
factories. Its chief health officer Dr. Milligandelivered a report
on the weight and height of its children as compared with American
juveniles. He found that Americans were greater in both dimensions. At
age 12, American boys stand 56¼ inches and weigh 79 pounds. Reading
boys stand 54¼, weigh 73.
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