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Meeh-Dubois formula

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A formula for predicting surface area, assuming that it is proportional to the 2/3 power of the body weight.


  • K. Meeh:
    Oberflächenmessungen des menschlichen Körpers.
    Zeitschrift für Biologie, München, 1879, 15: 425-458, 1879. Volummessungen des menschlischen Körpers und seiner einzelnen Theile in den verschiedenen Altersstufen.
    Zeitschrift für Biologie, München, 1894, 31: 125-147.

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