Funday Monday - Who was the Wild Child?

Who was Peter the Wild Boy?

From feral child to "human pet" at court in Georgian England, Peter the Wild Boy caused a sensation. And new analysis of his portraits may have solved the mystery of his unusual characteristics.

New analysis of this portrait suggests Peter had a rare genetic condition known as Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome, indicated by:
  1. His short stature
  2. Lustrous mop of thick curly hair
  3. Hooded eyelids
  4. Cupid's bow mouth, with a pronounced curve to the upper lip
  5. He disliked clothes, but was wrestled daily into a green suit
  6. Pictured holding acorns and oak leaves - symbolic of living wild in the woods - and some fingers on his left hand (not seen) were fused

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