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Cerebral Adiposity with Mental Deficiency and Retinitis Pigmentosa: The Lawrence-Biedl Syndrome.

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By WEISS EDWARD. , M.D. (Endocrinology. , 1931; , xv:, 435.-441.)

Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(6):809. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-5-6-809_1
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Lawrence and Moon in 1866, Bardet in 1920, and Biedl in 1922, described a familial condition in which the affected individuals show retinitis pigmentosa, adiposity, genital hypoplasia, night-blindness, polydactylism and mental deficiency. This has since been called the Lawrence-Biedl syndrome and the Bardet syndrome. The author adds the forty-eighth to the list of the reported examples of this syndrome. His patient was a girl, whose life age was fifteen years and eight months, and her mental age approximately five years. She was obese, weighing 194 pounds and had six toes on each foot. There was partial paralysis of the external


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