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RE: [Sick Dinos]

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jaime A. Headden [SMTP:qilongia@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Friday, February 05, 1999 2:50 PM
> To:   dinosaur@usc.edu
> Cc:   gobi2010@hotmail.com; archosaur@usa.net
> Subject:      Re: [Sick Dinos]
>   *Tyrannosaurus* has suffered gout;
>   *Allosaurus* and *Edmontosaurus* have had deformed skeletal
> structures were bony growths (called osteophytes) have resulted from
> an injury, later growing to abnormal proportions.
>   In fact, if you can get your hands on _The Complete Dinosaur_, one
> chapter, _Dinosaurian Paleopathology_ by Bruce Rothschild, p. 427,
> sums the data up nicely.
> ==
> - Often, it is the man who is brought
>   down the path to the end who does
>   not see his own steps. -
> Jaime A. Headden

        Gout!  OUCH!!!  Isn't it true that signs of fairly advanced osteo
arthritis have
        also been found in certain fossils?