[Reconsideration of organ weight in Japanese (1). Heart].


The heart weight measured at medicolegal autopsies in these days are usually heavier than the data of the mean value of Japanese in textbooks and papers which were surveyed around the Second World War. As it was supposed that some improvement of the nutrition and physique since the end of the war should make the heart weight heavier, the value on 1,399 cases of medicolegal autopsy was measured and analyzed. The results revealed that the heart weight in the late of teens reaches the old value of grown-ups and the mean values of men (360 g) and women (300 g) earned by the present study are far more than those described in the former reports. It was presumed that periodic researches for the standard heart weight are indispensable in the consequence of the present study.

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@article{Kurihara1989ReconsiderationOO, title={[Reconsideration of organ weight in Japanese (1). Heart].}, author={Kinji Kurihara and Naoto Kuroda and Takayuki Murai and Jitsuro Yanagida and Hideaki Watanabe}, journal={Kaibogaku zasshi. Journal of anatomy}, year={1989}, volume={64 5}, pages={495-9} }