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From: "John K Shearer" <>
Subject: Re: Scotch-Irish question
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 1999 05:26:43 +0100
An inconclusive sample but my father in law who is Scottish has the illness.
From: Finegan <>
Date: 03 August 1999 18:18
Subject: Scotch-Irish question
>This is my first posting to this list. The question I have is this: I
>suspect my Hugh Cunningham from Carbon Co. PA (he lists his birthplace
>as Ireland) is Scotch-Irish. The reason for that is the following and I
>would like to hear from anyone else that heard this.
>Dupatrons (sp?) Contracture runs in my family at least 3 generations
>back and I was told by my brother, whose physician told him that only
>Scotch Irish people have this affliction. I also heard it from another
>person who just had the surgery to correct it. Any truth to this?
> The condition affects the tendons in the hands & feet, drawing the
>fingers onto the palm of the hand or the toes under to the sole of the
>foot. Some of my early relatives were treated for 'hammer toes' but
>later diagnosis indicates it was the dupatrons contracture. My brother
>has had to have surgery many times on his hands (he is now 53 yrs old)
>and a few times on his feet - that is the only way to correct this. He
>presently showing another one - large ugly tumor like growth on the
>tendon of his hand and the finger is starting to curl in.
>I would really like to know if this is a Scotch Irish only condition -
>that way I can pursue that line of research.
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