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Dead tissue (sloughing) from syphilis. Poor woman. I wonder how bad it hurt, or if the nerve cells died too.

Facial sloughing as a result of syphilis, pre penicillin era. Sloughing refers to dead tissue quite literally sliding off.

Grace McDaniels (1888 - August 1958), AKA the "Mule Faced Woman," was born in Numa, Iowa. She was called the Mule faced Woman because, obviously, her face resembled that of a mule's. The reasoning behind this ugly exterior is that she had had lip cancer which caused her lip to swell. After about thirty years, her lip was so swollen that she was able to join a freak show. She was married and had a child. She later retired and moved to Tampa, Florida. She then died of lip cancer in 1958.

Grace McDaniels

Grace McDaniels - August AKA the "Mule Faced Woman," was born in Numa, Iowa.

Oxycephaly is caused by a premature closure of the sutures in the skull causing a malformation of the head.

The poor child suffered the taunts of her peers for her polydactyly. She had six fingers on her left hand. (caption authored by Fritz die Spinne, and is pure fiction)

Maria Feliciana dos Santos grew normally until the age of 10, when her growth skyrocketed. She was a basketball player, singer and circus attraction. Her first public performances were in 1962 at the age of 16. At 18 she received the title of Queen of Height in a contest in Chacrinha. Although her height was often claimed to be 7 feet 4.4 inches (224.8 cm), her real height was probably no more than 7 feet 0 inches.

Maria Feliciana dos Santos grew normally until the age of when her growth…

snopes.com: Buckley Family Halloween Beheading

Grisly photograph purportedly shows the Buckley family, whose children beheaded their mother with an axe on Halloween.

Lazarus and Joannes Baptista Colloredo were conjoined twins in a unique situation. While Lazarus was fully functioning, his twin Joannes was parasitic, living on the side of Lazarus but without true consciousness. When touched, he would move and show basic reactions, but nothing more. The twins were a popular attraction in Italy in the late 17th century.

Lazarus and Joannes Baptista Colloredo were conjoined twins in a unique situation. While Lazarus was fully functioning, his twin Joannes was parasitic, living on the side of Lazarus but without true.

A young girl suffering from congenital Syphilis to the face

A young girl suffering from congenital Syphilis to the face

Neurofibromatosis disease Variable expressivity means this disease may result in the extreme, or in almost no manifestation, even in siblings both with the disease.

74 year old woman with Von Recklinghausen's Disease, Neurofibromatosis type I and breast cancer.

Check out the mirror

Creepy, if it is indeed true. Uploader comment: "I can say its not fake. A little boy's reflection in the mirror, however boys eyes are closed, yet reflection of boy eye's are opened. Also a strange orb like mist above his head.

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Joseph Carey Merrick August 1862 – 11 April sometimes incorrectly referred to as John Merrick, was an English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity named the Elephant Man.

Reminder to myself: A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities. SHU Lib search results.

Reminder to myself: A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities.

I wouldlove to have a handy apothecary for my herbs and tinctures! Mahogany medicine chest, England, 1801-1900

lunaghoststar: “ Mahogany medicine chest, England, 1801 The mahogany medicine chest contains boxes, bottles and tubes of medications to treat a number of conditions. The chest includes treatments to purge the body by vomiting (emetics), by sweating.

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