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Acromegaly among the old Northmen

Naturevolume 128page221 (1931) | Download Citation



I HAVE read with great interest the description of the Gardarene skull given by Sir Arthur Keith in his “New Discoveries relating to the Antiquity of Man”. No pathologist will, I think, doubt that the skull is acromegalic, and this raises the interesting question: Was there anything in the terribly hard life of the Icelandic and Greenland colonists that led to pituitary disorder and so to acromegaly?

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  1. Court Leys, Toot Baldon, Oxford

    • C. G. SELIGMAN


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