Messages From stonehavengenealogy

 


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#1577 Sep 14, 2002

Hi:

Regarding Fiona.s email, I.m not aware of cases of

Dupuytrens Contracture in my Christie line, but then

again I never asked. I.ll certainly check it out, but

as far as I know I don.t have it.

Best wishes . Stuart Christie

www.christiebooks.com



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#1578 Sep 14, 2002

Hi,

I live in the US and I seem to have the same condition,

it's heredity, as my father and grandmother both had

it-we're all Scots.

Jamie



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#1582 Sep 15, 2002

There were Vikings in northern France, so perhaps it still

came from the Vikings.



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Hi Jamie and fellow listers,

Yes, Dupuytrens Contracture is something that pops up in

Scots thanks to the dear old Vikings. It is also fairly

well known in Normandy so it is possible that the Normans

or even Huegenot ancestors also brought it in to Scotland

on other lines. My husband thought he had something very

unusual until he saw a picture of his paternal great

grandfather which appears to show a finger turning towards

the palm. He mentioned this to an aunt by marriage on his

maternal side and she said, "Oh your Uncle Bob had that!" so

it appears it has come down to him from both sides although

neither of his parents showed symptoms.

Nothing could be done about it in the old days so it may

have caused people to have to give up their occupations.

Sad to say the National Health Service in the UK still does

not seem to have quite caught up with modern treatments but

there are specialists in Paris and Italy who can perform

micro surgery with amazing results.

I know this thread is a bit off topic but I find these little

"side spurs" a fascinating angle on our ancestry which perhaps

help us understand what other things they had to cope with in

their lives.

Bye for now.

Fiona






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