Gigantism and dwarfism

Gigantism and dwarfism

N514/0014 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 40.5MB

Downloadable file size: 5.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: GEORGE BERNARD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Gigantism and dwarfism. Historical artwork of 18th century Scottish soldiers, one suffering from gigantism (Samuel McDonald, 1762-1802) and one from dwarfism (George Cranstoun). Gigantism (excessive growth) is caused by the overproduction of growth hormone, resulting from a tumour at its site of production, the pituitary gland. If untreated, the tumour may destroy the gland, resulting in death. Dwarfism (short stature) has a variety of causes, including hereditary disorders such as achondroplasia and hormonal disorders such as growth hormone deficiency.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 18th, artwork, black-and-white, britis, condition, cranstoun, disease, disorders, dwarf, dwarfism, eighteenth century, excessive growth, george, giant, gigantism, growth disorder, healthcare, height, historical image, history, illustration, large, male, man, mcdonald, medical, medicine, men, monochrome, samuel, scot, scots, scottish, short, short stature, small, soldier, soldiers, tall, uniform

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.