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Auxology is a meta-term covering the study of all aspects of human physical growth; though it is also a fundamental of biology, generally. Auxology is a highly multi-disciplinary science involving health sciences / medicine (pediatrics, general practice, endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, physiology, epidemiology), and to a lesser extent: nutrition, genetics, anthropology, anthropometry, ergonomics, history, economic history, economics, socioeconomics, sociology, public health, and psychology, among others.


Auxology: aux-, pertaining to growth, from Greek auxē, "to increase"; -o-, generic phoenetic combining form, here denoting relationship to growth, stimulation, or acceleration; -logy, pertaining to the study of or science of, from Middle English -logie, from Old French, from Latin -logia, from Greek -logiā, from legein, "to speak", and -logos "word", "speech" and "one who deals with", thus "the character or department of one who speaks or treats of (a certain subject)".

Some Auxologists

  • Barry Bogin [1] (anthropologist)
  • Noel Cameron [2] (pediatrician)
  • J. W. Drukker [3] (economist, historian, ergonomist)
  • Stanley Engerman [4] (economist)
  • Robert Fogel [5] (economist)
  • Theo Gasser [6] (statistician, human biologist)
  • Francis E. Johnston [7] (anthropologist)
  • John Komlos [8] (economist, anthropometric historian)
  • Gregory Livshits [9] (human biologist)
  • Robert Margo [10] (economist)
  • Alex F. Roche [11] (pediatrician)
  • Lawrence M. Schell [12] (anthropologist)
  • Nevin Scrimshaw [13] (nutritionist)
  • Anne Sheehy (human biologist)
  • Richard Steckel [14] (economist, anthropometric historian)
  • Pak Sunyoung [15] (anthropologist)
  • James M. Tanner [16] (pediatrician)
  • Vincent Tassenaar [17] (historian)
  • Lucio Vinicius [18] (anthropologist, human biologist)
  • Joerg Baten [19] (economist, anthropometric historian)

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