Why Certain Poor Shepherds In Nativity Scenes Have Huge, Misshapen Throats

Why Certain Poor Shepherds In Nativity Scenes Have Huge, Misshapen Throats

Shepherds in Christmas Nativity scenes that were painted, carved or sculpted hundreds of years ago sometimes have throats with large, abnormal growths.

Shepherds in Christmas Nativity scenes that were painted, carved or sculpted hundreds of years ago sometimes have throats with large, abnormal growths. These are realistic depictions of goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid gland caused by iodine deficiency.… [+4604 chars]

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