4000-year-old paraplegic found

Published on July 28th, 2009 | by Admin

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What may be the oldest known paraplegic in the world’s remains have been uncovered in Vietnam.

The discovery has astounded researchers, showing the long-term survival of a man with a severe disability in a community where almost 50 per cent of people died before they turned five.

The remains, which are between 3500 and 4000-years-old, reveal the man was about 25 and was born with a rare disorder called Klippel-Feil syndrome.

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