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Effect of parental head circumference on that of the newborn child.
  1. J Osborne,
  2. S Havalad,
  3. B Hudson,
  4. A Hughes


    The head circumferences of 74 term, normal babies were measured, together with the head circumferences of their parents. Maternal head circumference had a significant effect on that of the newborn infant but paternal head circumference had not. An equation is given for estimating the expected head circumference of a newborn infant, provided the birthweight and maternal head circumference are known.

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