Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome: Its Presentation in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Short Story ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ and Its Oral Manifestations

@article{Maloney2009HutchinsonGilfordPS,
  title={Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome: Its Presentation in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Short Story ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ and Its Oral Manifestations},
  author={W. Maloney},
  journal={Journal of Dental Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={88},
  pages={873 - 876}
}
  • W. Maloney
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Dental Research
  • Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) was first documented in the medical literature in 1886. A HGPS patient has the physical characteristics and appearances of an elderly individual. In 1921, F. Scott Fitzgerald published a short story entitled ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’. The main character of Fitzgerald’s fictional work is born with a very rare condition in which he looks like an elderly person. The main difference between the fictional individual and individuals with HGPS is… CONTINUE READING
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