Martin Van Buren Bates relative
YOUTH HAS GLAND REMOVED To Keep Him From Being Giant, Like Hit Parents. aracuL Diar.TCH to tss tXQCiasa. s Kew York, February 26.-U S dollars to doughnuts that any" person afflicted with acromegaly would do as exactly a did Morgan T. Craft, of London, Ky., whose case was reported to-day to the neurological department of Columbia University. ' Acromegaly causes the extremities and face bones to continue growing after a person, reaches maturity. Craft had an uncle. Captain Martin Van Buren Bates, known as the "Kentucky Giant," who was 7 feet 214 Inches in height. Csptaln Bates married Miss Anna Swann, of Nova Scotia, a cute little girl, standing 7 feet Stt Inches without the aid of high heels. They had' a baby which weighed 23'i pounds at birth. Toung Craft learned that Dr. Harvey Cushing could cure l)lm by knifing outTa gland he didn't even know he had. So to Dr. Cushing he repaired and the surgeon proceeded to repair him. . The ae-count- gUew ty Colwrabla's neurologleat department records .the details of the successful operation. 1 Craft's cure has left him a mere ordinary man, rising from the ground toward heaven only a beggarly 5 feet 0 Inches.