The Medical Lives of History`s Famous People

The Mowgli Syndrome

Author(s): William James Maloney

Pp: 136-139 (4)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608059362114010025

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Rudyard Kipling was an English author who was born in Bombay in 1865. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1907. Kiplingʼs ʻThe Jungle Bookʼ is a collection of stories. The most popular character in these stories is Mowgli, a ʻman cubʼ, who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The Mowgli syndrome refers to feral children who, during their developmental years, have lacked proper care or human contact.

Keywords: Baloo the Bear, Captain Holloway, Carrie Balestier, Dummerston, Vermont, feral, India, insomnia, Mowgli, social skills, wolf.

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