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Adam Rainer The Human Miracle

Adam Rainer is the only person in the history to have been both a dwarf as well as a giant over the course of his lifetime.

He is called “medical disorder”. Being a dwarf is not a very strange thing. But being a dwarf and a giant at the same time it is very unusual and that’s very extraordinary case. Adam Rainer is born at 1899 in Graz, Austria as a normal and healthy child. The both of his parents were average-sized. And his growing up process was very tough. He was a dwarf. At age of 19, Rainer was still considered as a dwarf, being nearly 2 inches below the cut-off.

He was rejected od the army even two times in a row. The army rejected him on the basis of his height. Although he was short, he had abnormally large hands and feet for his height.

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After three years, at the age of 21, all his life has changed. He started growing up enormously. As a result of his fast growth, he started suffering from a severe spinal curvature. Growing up as a tall young man maybe was the happiest moment in Rainer’s life. But his growth didn’t stop. It was discovered that in this case, he was suffering from a condition known as acromegaly. This condition was caused by a tumor which contributed to the secretion of growth hormones.

He was operated despite believing the chances for success were small as a result of the fact that the tumor was growing in his body for over a decade. With the operation, his growth was slowed but not stopped. He died at age of 50. He had problematic health because of his tumor. But definitely, he is a medical wonder.

Source : http://notfromearth.org

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