Organ Weights in Primates and Other Mammals

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Science  19 Nov 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3699, pp. 1039-1042
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3699.1039


In mammals the weight of the heart, kidney, lungs, and other organs can be related to total body weight through power laws (allometry). Weights of primate organs are analyzed by this technique. Allometric coefficients and size-independent organ-weight or body-form ratios may be used to compare primates, including humans, and other mammals.