The start of the Waisman Center’s Bone Dysplasia Clinic was a case of serendipity. It was 1980 and Richard Pauli, MD, a pediatric geneticist, had just arrived at UW-Madison. Over the course of the year, Pauli settled into his new role at UW Hospital. Then in 1981, he was approached by radiologist Len Langer, MD, with a strange request.
“Carrying a child puts such a restraint on the space our lungs have to breathe,” said Edelman, whose husband, Matt, and 2-year-old daughter, Madelyn, are also of short stature.