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From: Rena Leith <>
Subject: Re: Scotch-Irish question
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 10:58:08 -0700 (PDT)
According to this website:
this condition indicates Viking ancestry.
"Dupuytren's contracture is a thickening of deep tissue (fascia) which passes
from the palm into the fingers. Shortening of this tissue causes "bands" which
pull the fingers into the palm. The cause of this is unknown but it tends to run
in families and may indicate that you have Viking ancestry! The condition
is progressive and the only treatment is surgery. If untreated, the fingers will
be gradually pulled into the palm."
> I don't see how something could run in Scotch IRish families
> any more than they can run in American. Neither is a race. Both
> are composites of other "races". In the case of Ulster Scots :
> Scots, Irish, Welsh, English, German, Dutch, French, Norse.
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