Journal of Endocrinological Investigation (2018) 41:495–496 https://doi.org/10.1007/s40618-018-0835-y ENDOCRINOLOGY & AR T The boxer world heavyweight champion Primo Carnera portrayed by Giacomo Balla 1 2 F. Trimarchi · S. Cannavò Received: 4 January 2018 / Accepted: 12 January 2018 / Published online: 23 January 2018 © Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE) 2018 Acromegaly  is a rare endocrine disorder, sensitive also movement and speed. After 1930, Balla rediscovered real- to modern treatment protocols . Despite its impressing ism and understood the value of popular image and almost disfiguring phenotype, acromegalics’ depiction in represen - predicted the Pop Art as this portrait suggests. tational arts is rather infrequent, as also may be inferred by Primo Carnera was born in Sequals (http s://en.wiki pedi the few related articles appeared in this Journal, under the a.org/wiki /Sequ als), Friuli-Venezia Giulia (http s://en.wiki heading Endocrinology and Art, between 2003 and 2013. pedi a.or g/wiki /F r iu li- V ene zia_Giul ia) (in Northeastern An Indian bas-relief, dated back second century BC, repre- Italy). Clear features, emerging by the inspection of the sents an acromegalic giant, acromegaly and goiter have been portrait and of the thousands of photographs and films give represented in a Maya sculpture and
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