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James Mourilyan Tanner


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Biography of James Mourilyan Tanner

James Mourilyan Tanner is a Professor with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


  • J. M. Tanner:
    Growth. Time Life, 1965.
  • J. M. Tanner:
    A history of the study of human growth.
    Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1981.
  • J. M. Tanner:
    El hombre antes del hombre : el crecimiento físico desde laconcepción hasta la madurez. México, 1986. 284 pages.
  • J. M. Tanner and Michael A. Preece, editors:
    The Physiology of Human Growth.
    Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1989. 232 pages.
    Society for the Study of Human Biology. Symposium 29.
  • J. M. Tanner:
    Foetus into Man : Physical Growth from Conception to Maturity.
    Harvard University Press, 1990. 280 pages.
  • Phyllis B. Eveleth, James M. Tanner:
    Worldwide Variation in Human Growth. Second edition, 1991. 409 pages.

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