The fact that specific radiographic criteria represent different proportions of attained maturity in males and females, in individuals of different geographical origin, in undernourished as opposed to over‐nourished subjects and in genetic or chromosomal extremes together indicates the operational complexity of “skeletal maturity” and indicates the need to separate those aspects of skeletal development that are not sex‐hormone dependent from those whose timing is directly dependent upon gonadal status.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||American Journal of Physical Anthropology|
|State||Published - Nov 1971|
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