Judith G. Hall is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada.
This specially-designed, practical, easy-to-use handbook presents reference data for health professionals, especially clinical geneticists, evaluating children and adults with abnormal features or syndromes. Using a mixture of graphs, tables, and charts, it presents information clinicians require to define 'normal' patterns of growth for various parts of the body, and provides the standards against which to compare possible congenital abnormalities. Numerous illustrations help to explain exactly how standardized measurements should be taken to ensure accurate and comparable documentation of growth patterns.
Judith G. Hall is at University of British Columbia. Ursula G. Froster-Iskenius is at Medical University Lubeck.
' The chunky format is easy to handle and the layout and typography are clear making the book easy to read and surprisingly compulsive to dip into! It is good value for money.' Genetical Research
'This book provides an extraordinary collection of the available information on normal physical measurements. The book is well set out and easy to use ... a practical reference book which should be available in all paediatric and genetic departments ... invaluable.' A. Bankier, Journal of Paediatric Child Health (1990) 26
'... attractive little volume' '... a sound, accessible and readable guide to the measurement of a range of variables. The book is very well illustrated by clear line diagrams. A very useful, practical handbook.' Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
'small and beautifully produced ... can easily be consulted ... it is good to have everything together, and I feel I should use this book many times ... Indeed, I would think that anyone who sees children with dysmorphic syndromes should acquire a copy.' M. Baraitser, Child Care, Health and Development, Vol.16, No.4, July/Aug '90