Adam Rainer — 4 March was the only person in recorded history to have been both a dwarf and a giant. Rainer was born in Graz , Austria-Hungary present day Austria , in As a child of normal parents, Adam Rainer was described as very small, thin and weak up to his 21st birthday. Then, likely as a result of a pituitary tumor, he had a dramatic growth spurt so that by at the age of 33, he had reached a height of cm 7 ft 2 in. His height was cm 7 ft 1 in.
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Winifred Ann Kelley, 93, has claimed the Guinness World Record for the oldest person living with dwarfism. The two ladies met more than seven years ago when Petro worked with a caregiving referral agency. According to the U. National Library of Medicine, "dwarfism itself is not a disease. However, there is a greater risk of some health problems. With proper medical care, most people with dwarfism have active lives and live as long as other people. One of the things Kelley had to prove to qualify was for a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic to declare her a dwarf.
Oldest woman with dwarfism sets Guinness World Record
Postcard possibly early s showing Tom Thumb, standing with his arms at his side and a white carnation buttonhole. A full sized man in a top hat and calf length coat is standing next to him, his left arm raised well above Tom Thumb's head. There were several midgets who went by that name. The card would probably have been sold as a souvenir at places where he was exhibited as part of a freak or variety show.
This list includes the shortest ever verified people in their lifetime or profession. The entries below are broken down into different categories which range from sex, to age group and occupations. Most of the sourcing is done by Guinness World Records which in the last decade has added new categories for "mobile" and "non-mobile" men and women. The world's shortest verified man is Chandra Bahadur Dangi , while for women Pauline Musters holds the record. Deceased Living.