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Author Brown, Tasman, 1929- author

Title Yuendumu : legacy of a longitudinal growth study in Central Australia / by Tasman Brown, Grant C. Townsend, Sandra K. Pinkerton, James R. Rogers
Published Adelaide : University of Adelaide Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xxiii, 302 pages)) : illustrations, portraits
Contents The Yuendumu project: anthropological foundations -- Yuendumu and the Warlpiri: early history -- Yuendumu: the longitudinal project, 1951-1960 -- Yuendumu: the longitudinal project, 1961-1971 -- Occlusal development and function in the Warlpiri -- Facial growth patterns in the Warlpiri -- People and personalities involved with the project -- The past, the present and the future -- The research legacy: publications, theses and films directly relating to the Yuendumu study
Summary This book provides a comprehensive account of a unique pioneering longitudinal study of human growth that continues to contribute to human knowledge and raise new questions 60 years after it commenced. Although over 200 scientific publications have arisen from the study, this book describes, in single volume, the key researchers involved, the Warlpiri people Yuendumu who participated in the study, and the the main outcomes. The findings have provided new insights into how teeth function, as well as factors affecting oral health and physical growth. General readers, as well as students and researchers, will find much of interest in this volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (OAPEN, viewed July 18, 2016)
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Dental care -- Australia -- Yuendumu (N.T.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Yuendumu (N.T.) -- Social conditions.
Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Health and hygiene -- Australia -- Yuendumu (N.T.)
Health surveys -- Australia -- Yuendumu (N.T.)
Oral Health -- history.
Anthropology, Physical -- methods.
Dental Physiological Phenomena.
History, 20th Century.
Longitudinal Studies.
Oceanic Ancestry Group.
Stomatognathic Diseases -- history.
Northern Territory.
Form Electronic book
Author Pinkerton, Sandra K., author
Rogers, James R. (James Robert), 1941- author
Townsend, Grant, author
ISBN 0987073001 (electronic bk.)
9780987073006 (electronic bk.)