Lucia Zarate 67 cm the third Short women in the world. Smallest woman claimant and the earliest studied example of microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II.Short women read full Post for more information. Short women.
short women: At the age of twelve, Zarate moved from her native Mexico to the United States, where she was exhibited for her small stature. An 1876 factbook published by Oxford University discussed a visit to Zarate paid by several medical professionals, who could not certainly verify that she was twelve, but could ascertain through her dental development that she was at least six. short women.
short women: At the time, her height was measured at 21.5 inches (0.55 m) tall and her calf was measured as 4 inches (100 mm) in circumference, 1 inch (25 mm) more than the thumb of an average adult man. She was with her parents at the time and found to be healthy and intelligent, able to speak some English along with her native Spanish. short women.
short women: She first worked as part of an act billed as the "Fairy Sisters", later partnering with Francis Joseph Flynn (billed under the stage name "General Mite") to exhibit internationally. In 1889 she was billed in The Washington Post as the "marvelous Mexican midget" and described as "a tiny but all powerful magnet to draw the public." When her circus train became stranded in snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1890, Zarate died of hypothermia. short women.
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