Vol 59, No 3 (2008)
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Published online: 2008-05-08

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Acromegaly - from myths to facts

Marcin Kałużny, Marek Bolanowski
Endokrynol Pol 2008;59(3):242-244.

Abstract

The authors present numerous historical descriptions of persons who might suffered from gigantism or acromegaly. The oldest medical data of patients, initial attempts of causal neurosurgical treatment, history of growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor-1, growth hormone releasing hormone and somatostatin discovery is reported. The highest contemporary living persons are also listed.

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