Giants are not only dramatic to the layman as extreme variations of the human being, but valuable for the study of growth. In this respect they afford a considerable quantity of evidence which can profitably be analyzed in comparison with normal proportions, particularly of the extremities.
J. A., a single white male of 46 years, may be called the Minneapolis Giant, after his birthplace. He was admitted to Lane Hospital November 1, 1936, with the chief complaint of foot ulcers of four years' duration.
Family History. His father's father, the Norwegian Giant, was reputed to be 2520 mm.
GRAY H. THE MINNEAPOLIS GIANT1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:1669–1682. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-11-1669
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(11):1669-1682.
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