Standing profile engravings of Joseph Merrick were published in the British Medical Journal in 1886.
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The skull of a man who had been kicked by a horse. This caused a swelling which slowly increased in size; his left eyeball and the jawbone were gradually squeezed outwards. Eventually, the swelling started leaking and began to stink. After 21 years of suffering from the swelling, the man died in 1771. Bones grow in response to the forces exerted on them – Wolff’s Law.
"Laurello, the Only Man With a Revolving Head" (yes, he was real) appeared in Sam Wagner's freak show on Coney Island, 1938.
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the preserved skeleton of joseph carey merrick remains in the pathology collection at the royal london hospital. although the skeleton has never been on public display, there is a small museum dedicated to his life, housing some of his personal effects.