Hektoen International

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Tag: John Langdon Down

  • Down’s syndrome

    JMS Pearce Hull, England Fig 1. A patient at Earlswood photographed by Langdon Down. Via Alchetron. Amongst the residents he attended at Earlswood Asylum for Idiots in Redhill, Surrey, John Langdon Down in 1865 began to use an anthropological classification. He identified a group of patients who were mentally delayed and showed a remarkably similar,…

  • Down syndrome through the centuries in art

    Bojana Cokić Zajecar, Serbia    Though fully described by John Langdon Down in 1862, this syndrome of delayed growth, characteristic facial features, and intellectual impairment has been featured in numerous works of art since antiquity. Ancient Egyptian figure, published by Kunze and Nippert in 1986 (1)   Clay figure from Mexico from about AD 500.…