This post is about a news article that has been released describing a doctor who can diagnose genetic diseases by simple visual examination of a patients face, and a company that has developed a computer program to perform the same diagnosis. This story proves that Phrenology is a valid science. Phrenology diagnoses illnesses by examining a patients head, and the doctor in the following story as well as the computer software described both diagnose genetic illnesses using a picture of a patient’s face.
Maximilian Muenke has a superpower: He can diagnose disease just by looking at a person’s face.
Specifically, he can spot certain genetic disorders that make telltale impressions on facial features.
“Once you’ve done it for a certain amount of years, you walk into a room and it’s like oh, that child has Williams Syndrome,” he said, referring to a genetic disorder that can affect a person’s cognitive abilities and heart.