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British surgeon and anatomist Richard Owen

British surgeon and anatomist Richard Owen (1804-1892) c1856 with the skull of a crocodile. In 1852, Owen discovered the parathyroid glands in the necropsy of an Indian rhinoceros. However, he neither named the glands, nor understand their function. (Courtesy of Wikipedia. Public domain.)

Associated Disorders

  • Acute and chronic renal failure
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia
  • Granulomatous disorders
  • Infantile hypercalcemia (Williams syndrome)
  • Malignancy
  • Milk-alkali syndrome
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism