Wadlow at age 10 next to 6' tall father
Wadlow at age 11, who at 7' grew almost 1 foot in a year, with what would normally be considered a large man...
Wadlow 8' 11" at age 20 next to 6' tall father again
he was pressured into walking in an all day parade, messed up his foot, got an infection - and died shortly thereafter....the paradox is that these days, "modern medicine" & practices probably could have saved him then yet would a modern american doctor even allow a person to grow like this w/o altering the plan (as in Big Show) to begin with? That is - might he never have gotten so tall/allowed to get do tall if born these days?
wadlow was still growing when he died - who knows how tall he would have ideally gotten