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THE OSTRICH PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE

The topic of ectrodactyly has been discussed in the past on this very site. The story of Grady Stiles Jr. detailed the condition at length but, to summarize, ectrodactyly is a rare congenital deformity of the hand where the middle digit is missing and the hand is cleft where the metacarpal of the finger should…

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MONSTROUS FINGERS

It seems that disorders affecting the digits are almost always hereditary and inherited – and likely dominant. The family of the famous modern Lobster Boy, Grady Stiles, had their particular disorder (ectrodactyly or monsterous fingers) in their family since the 1800’s. In fact, most of his children carry the same trait as do a number…