Hypertrichosis: The Werewolf Syndrome The disease Hypertrichosis, also known as “The Werewolf Syndrome,” causes unwanted/abnormal hair growth either in one spot or all over an affected person’s body. There are two main types: Naevoid, and Congenital. Naevoid Hypertrichosis, is where the hair grows in one spot on the body, sometimes the limbs but usually proportional in the facial area. Congenital is where hair covers a majority of the body, sometimes right after birth! In severe cases, the hair becomes colored and remains. Both types are caused by, a spontaneous mutation on the X-Chromosome and a flaw in the pregnancy where the lanugo, instead of it falling off after the 8th month, it continues to grow. Being that the mutation is in the X-Chromosome, means that the disease has a chance to be given to offspring of affected people. This disease is pretty rare having only a couple 100 known cases, which is also the cause for the fact that Hypertrichosis has not too had many studies done on it resulting in doctors not being all that sure about this disease. They recently found out about the mutation on the X-Chromosome and that it is an extra chunk of genes on the gene known as SOX3. This was studied and discovered by the professor of medical genetics at Peking Union Medical College, Xue Zhang, and Study researcher Pragna Patel. The first recorded case of Hypertrichosis was Petrus Gonsalvus of the Canary Islands. Documented by Altrovandus in the late 15th century and published in his text Montrorum Historia cum Paralipomenis historiae omnium animalium, published in 1642. He noted two daughters, a son, and a grandchild in Gonzales' family that all had Hypertrichosis. Altrovandus (after the Ambras Castle near Innsbruck), called them the Ambras family, where portraits of the family were found. During the next 300 years, about 50 cases were recorded. The scientist Rudolf Virchow described a form of Hypertrichosis accompanied by gingival hyperplasia in
By Angela Carter
Fairy Tales tend to start off dark and progress to have a happy ending or, failing that, to teach a lesson. Angela Carter does an excellent job of this in her short story “The Werewolf”. This is her take on “Little Red Riding Hood”. This is not the classic spin on the original fairy tale however, in Angela’s take on it we will explore ageism, sexism, and greed.
Though the story casts a once-upon-a-time aura, the lessons learned from it are as modern as the IPhone….
March 8, 2012
Paper #2: Revision
The myth behind being a werewolf has been mangled throughout many decades in the many pop-culture novels printed into this world. Certain popular works that seemingly misconstrue the concept of what a werewolf really is would be the Harry Potter film and novel series by J.K. Rowling, as well as the poem Bisclavret by Marie de France. Werewolves are a prime example of the heart of mythology and should be added to the list….
Hypertrichosis, also known as the “Werewolf Disease” is an excessive growth of body hair above the standard for age, race, and sex of an individual. For hundreds of years, societies have had a certain fascination with the peculiar and the uncertain. Persons with this disease used to be so dramatized and romanticized that they became crowd-drawing money-makers in the 19th century. Most popular, Fedor Jeftichew, aka Jojo the Dog-faced boy, was revealed by PT Barnum in the US in the….
July 17, 2015
Honors: The Lay of the Werewolf
Being in a relationship is always difficult. Most relationships rely heavily on honesty and
trust between the two people. The wife in “The Lay of the Werewolf” is innocent because she is
very compassionate, loyal, and trustworthy to her husband. When Bisclavret revealed he was a
monster, she was afraid of him. Even though there was no proof that he was a monster, she was
wary of his character. In my opinion….
The Werewolf Tale
October 31, 2012
CBI Sr. English, Q1
“The Wife’s Story” is a tale by Ursula K. Le Guin is a very surprising science fiction story that reverses the werewolf idea. A wolf turns into a man and scares the living daylights out of his wolf wife and wolf children. What makes this story interesting is that Le Guin tricks us, throughout much of the story, into believing that the tale is about humans.
Le Guin point was to make the whole story ironic because the reader….
Carter presents patriarchal ideology as being almost inherent unless a generation is conscious of a woman’s oppression and decide to sever themselves from it, as the young girl in The Werewolf literally severs the wolf’s paw off with her knife - which she “knows how to use.” This is arguably symbolic of this oppression being as a result of marriage, as Carter focuses on there being a “wedding ring on the third finger.” This perhaps correlates with the statistical evidence that men benefit from marriage….
Finding a feminist side in stories can make the reader see a different side of the story.
In the story “The Werewolf” the protagonist is a little girl who lives in a scary and dark town. One day she decides to visit her grandma, on her way she encounters a werewolf, who attacks her. Once she cut the werewolf's hand defending herself later one she realizes that the pay no longer belonged to the werewolf, but to someone closer to her. A theme that the reader can observe in this short story is betrayal.….
Apply the four truth tests on the article “Werewolf Boy” and see if it stands up to the truth.
Coherence theory of truth – The coherence truth test depends on our past knowledge and how the pieces of information fits together and to see whether it makes sense and if it’s plausible or not. The article about the boy seems false since feral children were myths and were fables for children. A famous fictional story was a book written by Rudyard Kipling, Mowgli. The boy couldn’t possibly survive in the….
yourself in a place where you had a special thing you wanted to tell everyone about but you couldn’t because nobody would listen to you. In the story “There’s a Werewolf in Town”, written by Lewis Garner this message is portrayed. The story is really well-written in my opinion. The story is about a boy named Tommy who turns into a werewolf every time there is a full moon, he runs away from home because he feels rejected by the people in his community because they will not listen to his problem. He….
under the dark shadows of ignorance and superstition and their towns were underdeveloped and lived near the woods, so they always feared wolf attacks. They feared leaving their village and would find human limbs in their fields.
The first recorded Werewolf sighting took place around the countryside of German town Colongne and Bedburg in 1591.Few people cornered a large wolf and set their dogs upon it. They started to pierce it with sharp sticks and spears. Surprisingly the ferocious wolf did not run….