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The Bible's book of Samuel documents the battle of David and Goliath, where an 11 ft. tall warrior was slayed with a sling.

Goliath's son would later return to challenge David. He had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot—24 in all.
This evidence suggests that Goliath suffered from a pituitary gland dysfunction, and that his condition was passed down to his son.

A pituitary tumor pressing on his optic nerves would have made it extremely difficult for him to see David's stone while it was in flight.
The stone launched from David's sling struck Goliath with such force that it "sank into his forehead" (1 Samuel 17:49).

Loss of bone density can occur as a result of deficiencies in pituitary hormones, further validating the suggestion of a tumor.
External Links:

Bible Gateway - 1 Samuel: bit.ly/3A1fjiM
Bible Gateway - 2 Samuel: bit.ly/3GtaBg4
OHSU - Understanding Pituitary Disorders: bit.ly/3I551Rf
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