Thursday, September 16, 2010


Top 10 Bizarre Medical Anomalies

No doubt some readers will be familiar with certain conditions on this list, while a couple might present an intriguing surprise. My own anthropology research has/is focused on osteology, so I find Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva particularly fascinating. This is essentially a condition where the body never shuts down the ossification process, eventually resulting in complete skeletonization of "soft" bodily tissues. I can only imagine how painful and terrifying it must be to live with such a condition.


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