The Medical Lives of History`s Famous People

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This eBook “ Medical Lives of History`s Famous People” highlights the consequences of numerous medical concerns of historical individuals. It also discusses in depth how the public lives of ...
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The Habsburg Jaw

Pp. 145-147 (3)

William James Maloney

Abstract

The Habsburg jaw refers to the dominantly inherited trait which was present and clearly evident in the Habsburg family. This condition manifests itself as mandibular prognathism, jutting of the jaw and drooping of the lower lip. Charles II was the last Habsburg ruler of Spain. Charles II was physically and mentally disabled and died having produced no offspring. His death was followed by a chaotic period in which various factions struggled for political power.

Keywords:

Abdominal pain, asthma, convulsions, diarrhea, drooping of lower lip, edema, genetics, Habsburg jaw, hallucinations, impotence, inbreeding, infertility, intermarriages, jutting of jaw.

Affiliation:

New York University College of Dentistry 345 First Avenue New York NY 10010 USA.