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Infant head molding: a cultural practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9443706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Our research indicates that infant head molding, the application of pressure or bindings to cranial bones to alter their shapes, is prevalent among various Caribbean, Latino, European, African American, Asian, and Native American groups. The data emerged during a cross-cultural anthropological study of child care practices. The documentation of the practice of intentional infant cranial molding, specifically during the first year after birth, has far-reaching implications, particularly for those medical personnel assessing children with dysmorphic crania suggestive of idiopathic craniosynostosis and craniostenosis.
Authors:
E FitzSimmons; J H Prost; S Peniston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of family medicine     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1063-3987     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Fam Med     Publication Date:    1998 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-04     Completed Date:  1998-02-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300357     Medline TA:  Arch Fam Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  88-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology, The University of Illinois at Chicago, 60607, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Anthropology
Beauty
Culture*
Female
Head*
Health
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Intelligence
Male
Middle Aged
Skull*

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