Chapter 3 - Temperament, Constitution of the Body, Symptoms of Diseases
Medication and Temperaments
The Constitution
How to Examine a Patient
Explanatory Table of Symptoms
Temperature of the Body
Sickness During Life
Human Longevity
Strength and Warmth from Food and Drink
Weight of the Human Body
Diagram of Symptoms
Diagram of Symptoms
Diagram of Symptoms
Diagram of Symptoms
Diagram of Symptoms
Diagram of Symptoms
Symptoms of Different Diseases

3.10 Weight of the Human Body

Weight of the Human Body.

THE weight of the male at birth is 7 lbs.; that of the female is about 61 lbs. The maximum weight (1401 lbs.) of the male is attained at 40; that of the female (nearly 124 lbs.) is attained at 50. The full grown adult is 20 times as heavy as a newborn infant. In the first year he triples his weight. At an equality of age the male is heavier than the female. Towards the age of 12 years only, an individual of each sex has the same weight.

Children lose weight the first three days after birth; at the age of a week their weight gradually increases; after 1 year they triple in weight and require 6 years to double their weight, and 13 to quadruple it.

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