The 1930's Down Syndrome

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Down Syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder in which a baby is born with an extra chromosome. A baby is usually identified at birth through observation of a set of common physical characteristics. They include having slanted eyes, a pushed in face, and “Brushfield spots” [white/gray spots that appear in the iris of people with down syndrome]. In the 1930’s down syndrome was not treated very well, however many changes in the medical field has led to a better treatment of those who have this illness. Adrian Bleyer was the one to suggest that down syndrome due to a triplication in a person’s genetic code [trisomy]. However, it wasn’t until the late 1950’s that researchers were able to obtain the time, equipment, and funding
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