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Hormones

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 570–571 | Cite as

The depiction of acromegaly in ancient Greek and Hellenistic art

  • Konstantinos Laios
  • Maria Zozolou
  • Konstantinos Markatos
  • Marianna Karamanou
  • George Androutsos
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Key words

Acromegaly Ancient Greek art Ancient Greek medicine Hellenistic art Terracotta figurines 

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Copyright information

© Hellenic Endocrine Society 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Konstantinos Laios
    • 1
    • 4
  • Maria Zozolou
    • 2
  • Konstantinos Markatos
    • 3
  • Marianna Karamanou
    • 1
  • George Androutsos
    • 1
  1. 1.Biomedical Research FoundationAcademy of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Medical SchoolNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece
  3. 3.Orthopedics DepartmentHenry Dunant HospitalAthensGreece
  4. 4.Athens, AttikiGreece

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