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Health, Height, and History: An Overview of Recent Developments in Anthropometric History

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Health, Height, and History: An Overview of Recent Developments in Anthropometric History

Social History of Medicine , Volume 7 (2) – Aug 1, 1994

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Oxford University Press
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© 1994 The Society for the Social History of Medicine
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0951-631X
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1477-4666
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10.1093/shm/7.2.297
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Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/shm/article-abstract/7/2/297/1704991 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 15 October 2019 I 1994 Thr Society for the Social History oJMcdicint ESSAY REVIEW Health, Height, and History: An Overview of Recent Developments in Anthropometric History1 By BERNARD HARRIS* SUMMARY. This paper examines some of the major developments in the field of anthropometric history since the end of the 1970s. The first two sections of the paper consider the conceptual basis of anthropometric history and the relationship between height and the standard of living. Sections 3-7 discuss the contributions made by anthropometric historians to our understanding of the social and economic history of the United States, the history of American slavery, the social history of the United Kingdom, the origins of Habsburg industrialization, and the standard of living in nineteenth-century Sweden. The concluding section summarizes the impact of anthro- pometric history and identifies a number of areas for further research. KEYWORDS: height, health, history, anthropometry, nutrition, standard of living During the course of the last twenty years, an increasing number of historians have employed quantitative techniques to make more precise statements about the lives of human beings in the past. One of the most important areas of investigation has been

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