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Physical and mental relationships : an historical survey of the attempts to find a relationship between physical growth and intelligence, and physique and temperament

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The relationship of mind and body has long claimed man's attention. Early enquiries into the relationship of these two aspects of development have presumed that physical and mental growth were related functionally, that their growth proceeded together at a similar rate, and that any defect of one would immediately show itself in the other. The relationship occupied the minds of such men as Hippocrates, Plato and Aristotle, and many since have seen the relationship and guessed its nature.


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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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