Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Lavinia Fontana

  • Lavinia Fontana – Ambras syndrome

    Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man . . .Genesis 27:11 The Ambras syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by an excessive growth of hair over the whole body—especially the face, ears, arms, shoulders, back, and legs—and sometimes accompanied by an overgrowth of the gums. Caused by a defect in one of the…