publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

New Insights into Medical Treatment of Acromegaly

Neggers, Bas;
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  • Published: 10 Jun 2011
  • Publisher: Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Country: Netherlands
textabstractGiants and Acromegalics fascinated people, since ancient times. Historical artifacts, paintings, illustrations, photographs or articles have documented many. The earliest medical reports date back to 1516. In 1864 Verga was the first to describe an acromegalic in medical literature and called it “prosopectasia”. However the article did not really characterize the disease. Pierre Marie was the first to do so and describe the disease and gave it the final name “acromegalie”, in 1886. Although Pierre Marie was aware of the enlarged pituitary gland he did not describe this as cause of the disease. In 1887 Minkowski was the first to suggest a pituitary or...
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