Japanese Journal of Health and Human Ecology
Online ISSN : 1882-868X
Print ISSN : 0368-9395
ISSN-L : 0368-9395
Volume 23 , Issue 2
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  • Kaoru Murakami, Aiko Otsuka
    1957 Volume 23 Issue 2 Pages 55-60,A6
    Published: 1957
    Released: November 19, 2010
    Indices of the head-, hand-, and foot-length against the stature were examined in 1600 males and 1600 females covering age periods 4 to 21 years. The following conclusions were formed:
    1. The average head-height is 23.4 cm in males at 21 years, 22.4 cm in females at the same age. Average increment during 17 years (from 4 to 21 years of age) is 4.4 cm in males and 3.9 cm in females.
    2. The average head-stature index is 7.1 in males and 6.9 in females of Japanese adults.
    The authoresses support Polykleitos who regarded 7 as the standard headstature index for the proportional beauty of the human figure. For Japanese population the value 8 of the index is not applicable, for which evidences were recorded in the text.
    3. Head-stature index is influenced most strongly by the head-height, and it does not necessarily represent a criterion for deciding an over-all wellbalanced or unbalanced form of the human figure.
    4. Persons with a greater head-stature index do not necessarily possess greater grip strength, vital capacity, back muscle strength or body flexibility. They often showed lower values.
    5. The average footlength-stature index in Japanese is 7, conforming the value regarded by Fritze as standard for beauty. The handlength-stature index is 8.9, very near to Fritze's standard, 9.
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  • Takako Arakawa
    1957 Volume 23 Issue 2 Pages 61-81,A6
    Published: 1957
    Released: November 19, 2010
    In order to investigate concretely the population phenomena of a rural community from medical, social and economical viewpoints, the authoress undercook a synthetic investigation of the population phenomena in Sakuokaraura, Tsukuba-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture.
    The results are as follows:
    1. In Sakuoka village, the grain farming has principally been taken up, and the raising of silkworm, tobacco-plants and vegetables are subsidiaries.
    2. In view of an actual status of food, clothing and habitation of the villagers, and their sanitary conditions, the authoress feels that there is growing certain consciousness of the new mode of living, while there still survive some deep-rooted traditional obstacles in their social life.
    3. The authoress considers that, the medical means of the social and economical foundation must be adopted to improve the sanitary conditions to such a farm village life as this.
    4. The authoress concluded that maintenance of the present living standard might depend on the change of population in this village, whether there occurs some economical improvement or not.
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    1957 Volume 23 Issue 2 Pages 82-87,A7
    Published: 1957
    Released: November 19, 2010
    The postual blood pressure reflex was investigated on 155 children of the normal classes and 60 of the sickly children classes; 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades of the Momonoi Primary School in Maebashi City.
    Change in blood pressure accompanying change in posture was classified into five types: A, B, C, D and E. The “prolonged type” was observed more frequently in sickly children classes than the normal. Blood pressure changes on posture alteration from the sitting to the lying and the reverse proved more unstable in children of the sickly children class.
    For children of normal classes, a positive correlation was observed between the time for blood pressure fall on the change from the lying to the sitting posture and the time for the recovery of the blood pressure.
    Such correlation was not observed for children of the sickly children class,
    The “fatigue type” was also found oftener for sickly children classes than the normal, especialy for the 1st year children (P<0.05), justifing the arrangement and maintenance of the sickly children class.
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  • 1957 Volume 23 Issue 2 Pages 88-98
    Published: 1957
    Released: December 22, 2010
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