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Dupuytren Foundation

History of Dupuytren – Dupuytren Foundation

Dupuytren disease has been referred to as a Viking or Celtic disease, but existed in Europe earlier than the Viking Age8345270 and originated much earlier in prehistory 12015711 . James Barrie, author of “Peter Pan” had a right contracture thought to be Dupuytren’s, which formed the source material for Captain Hook’s hook. The Papal Benediction sign, with bent ring and small fingers, may have started with a pope with the condition 10050238.