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ENDOCRINOLOGY AND THE ARTS
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 509-511

Endocrinology and “Humpty-Dumpty”


1 Department of Endocrinology, Zydus Hospitals, Ahmedabad, India
2 Department of Medicine, SBKS Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Om J Lakhani
Department of Endocrinology, Zydus Hospital, Thaltej, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 380 054
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijem.IJEM_546_20

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Nursery rhymes represent the simplest and most innocent form of performance art. 'Humpty-Dumpty' is a popular character of a nursery rhyme. This character denotes a humanized egg. In medicine, the term 'Humpty-Dumpty syndrome' has been used in many specialities. In neurology, “Humpty-Dumpty” syndrome is used to denote prosopagnosia and in rehabilitation medicine and psychiatry it is used to denote failure of a patient to recover from the psychological trauma of a stressful event in childhood. We believe that the character of “Humpty-Dumpty” potentially represents a patient with Cushing syndrome. In this article we have elaborated the scientific reasons for the same.


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