Speculations concerning this individual are where does he live; where was he born; where are his parents and perhaps did he have an eating disorder? All of these and more the writer will seek to elaborate on and offer some clarity for readers. It is true that anorexia nervosa is on the rise, but it is important to note that there are healthy skinny people and that is their beauty.
Fat could be fashionable, but statistics have proven where some fat people if not the majority are unhealthy. They are afflicted with diabetes, hypertension, liver problems, and stroke to name a few. Medical science has also shown where skinny people tend to live longer than fat ones because the heart has less work to pump blood over a larger body surface.
How all of this information affects the thinnest man in the world? Well, he has many lessons for people living today on how to live a more rewarding life. Twenty-first century survivors have the legacy of a perfect understanding on how to exist in a less congested body and still enjoy life.
There have been scores of documentation on what scientist believed to be the skinniest man in the world. One by the name of Claude Ambroise Seurat, of Troyes, France is said to be the skinniest man to have lived. He was born n 1797. Historians have considered him the skinniest human skeleton to ever survive the human experience.
He was not suffering from Anorexia nervosa, worm infestation or dysentery. Actually, he was a very healthy human, but weighed just about 78 pounds as an adult male. The amazing scientific feature about this skeleton is not the apparent insufficient flesh, but rather how flesh was distributed around the body.
Anthropologists have discovered that the skinniness was confined to the truck, neck, upper extremities especially, moving from the shoulders to the elbow. Another portion of the body which showed marked skinniness was observed in his thigh. However, the thickest parts seemed so small that they could have been measured using the circumference of an average human forefinger and thumb. Imagine what that looks like! This is unbelievable, but it was a person who lived on this earth.
History did not say how tall he was neither gave the name of his treasured parents, but he was a beautiful piece of human artifact which has been preserved in museums for investigative analysis. He died on 6th April, 1836 at the exact age of 39yrs old. According to medical scientists he succumbed to his too skinny skeleton even though, there was no sign of ill health, neither mental retardation.
The life span of the skinniest man can always be debated as it relates to life expectancy. Further reports are that the skinniest man of another culture Edward G. Hagner, a New Yorker, who weighed less than Seurat being a mere 67 pounds and 5ft 7 inches tall lived a long great 70yrs. He was born in 1892 after the skinniest man on earth had passed. Eddie Masher as he was styled died in 1962.
March 2nd, 2011