“Neither shall you allege the example of the many as an excuse for doing wrong.” (God /Exodus 23:2)

My younger son is a third year medical student.

During his last vacation with us, when we were witnessing the eye-catching twilight hues of an amazing sunset over the Swan river with refreshing mango margaritas in Perth, Australia, he earnestly shared with me about few unique physical deformities he had observed during his various hospital rounds.

An attention-grabbing topic for sure, but at a very unfitting time and location. However, his child-like vehemence, compelled me to lend him my ears. One such abnormality which registered deep in mind was ‘Ectrodactyly’. Which means absence of one or more central digits of the hand or foot.

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