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American actor John Aasen suffered from gigantism

John Aasen (1890-1938), also known as the “Minneapolis giant”, was an American silent film actor and sideshow performer who was one of the tallest actors in history. (Picture from the collection of Wouter W de Herder. Source: (de Herder 2012). Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.)

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