The antiquity and evolution of acromegaly are still open questions in endocrinology. This article highlights the presence of the disease in ancient civilizations and the fact that, while it is present in anatomically modern humans, no actual reports exist on its presence in great apes and extinct hominins. It then offers an evolutionary interpretation for the condition in terms of a stress response.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Vesalius: Acta Internationales Historiae Medicinae|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2021|