Auxology - an editorial

2014-07-04T14:14:33Z (GMT) by Michael Hermanussen Barry Bogin
Auxology (Greek alphaupsilonxiomega - I let grow) is the science of human growth and development. Significant public interest focuses on questions like: how does my child grow? How did our ancestors grow? How do other people around the world grow? Are there advantages to being tall and disadvantages to being short? Am I too fat? And many questions are related to the treatment of growth failure.