Pinterest • Le catalogue d'idées

Elephant Man Syndrome

This is not Joseph Merrick the Elephant Man, but rather actor John Hurt made up as him for the movie.

1

Jumbo, ancien jouet mécanique vintage toy, 30s

10

The skeleton of Joseph Carey Merrick - image Ray Crundwell, Queen Mary University of London

Burlington biotech ArQule’s drug is in first-ever trials for ‘Elephant Man disease’ - Boston Business Journal 2016

The Elephant Man's Skeleton

Joseph Carey Merrick (5 August 1862 – 11 April 1890). English sideshow performer and celebrity.Probably died from the accidental dislocation of his neck while sleeping. The cause of his deformities is still unknown. Elephantiasis, neurofibromatosis type I and Proteus syndrome have all been suggested.Merrick became something of a celebrity in Victorian high society. Alexandra,Queen Consort, demonstrated a kindly interest. He became a favourite of Queen Victoria. Died at 27.

Writer Unboxed » The Seven Stages of Publishing Grief (or Hello Darkness, My Old Friend)

1