Friday, July 15, 2005

Did horror writer HP Lovecraft have acromegaly?

Here is a picture of him as an adult.

For comparison, here is a picture of him as a child.

More pictures and a biography here.

Acromegaly seems possible. Does anyone know?

Steve Sailer has suggested that John Kerry may have had acromegaly. This article includes a picture of John Kerry from his college days. Other famous cases of acromegaly have been Primo Carnera, the boxer, and the people discussed here.

There is a good chapter on Primo Carnera in this book by Harold Klawans, the neurologist and writer.



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