Achondroplasia — A Clinician’s Viewpoint

  • P. Maroteaux
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 48)


Achondroplasia is the anomaly of human growth that has captured man’s imagination most since ancient times. The achondroplastic dwarf is to be found in Egyptian mythology in the form of the gods Ptah or Bees, among the Roman gladiators and in the royal courts of Europe and China.


Foramen Magnum Royal Court Diastrophic Dysplasia Lumbar Hyperlordosis Occipital Foramen 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Maroteaux
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  1. 1.Dept. of Medical Genetics, National Institute of Health and Medical ResearchSick Children’s HospitalParisFrance

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