The True History of the Elephant Man

The subject of several books, a Broadway hit, and a film, Joseph Merrick has become a part of popular mythology. Here, in this fully revised edition containing much fresh information, are the true and unromanticised facts of his life.

The True History of the Elephant Man

The True History of the Elephant Man

Joseph Carey Merrick, born in Leicester on 5th August 1852, is better known as the Elephant Man. Through horrible physical deformities which were almost impossible to describe, he spent much of his life exhibited as a fairground freak until even nineteenth-century sensibilities could take no more. Hounded, persecuted and starving, he ended up one day at Liverpool Street Station where he was rescued, housed and fed by the distinguished surgeon Frederick Treves. To Treves' surprise, he discovered during the course of their friendship that lurking beneath the mass of Merrick's corrupting flesh lived a spirit that was as courageous as it had been tortured, and a nature as gentle and dignified as it had been deprived and tormented. The subject of several books, a Broadway hit, and a film, Joseph Merrick has become a part of popular mythology. Here, in this fully revised edition containing much fresh information, are the true and unromanticised facts of his life. An extraordinary and moving story, set amongst the brutal realities of the Victorian world, telling of a tragic individual and his survival against overwhelming odds.

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The True History of the Elephant Man
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Peter Ford, Michael Howell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-01 - Publisher: Allison & Busby

Joseph Carey Merrick, born in Leicester on 5th August 1852, is better known as the Elephant Man. Through horrible physical deformities which were almost impossible to describe, he spent much of his life exhibited as a fairground freak until even nineteenth-century sensibilities could take no more. Hounded, persecuted and starving,
The True History of the Elephant Man
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Michael Howell, Peter Ford
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04 - Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

As famous today as he was in his time, here is the whole story of the Elephant Man.
The true history of The Elephant Man
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Michael Howell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1976 - Publisher:

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Measured by Soul: The Life of Joseph Carey Merrick (also known as 'The Elephant Man')
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Jeanette Sitton & Mae Siu-Wai Stroshane
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-20 - Publisher: Lulu.com

Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, was a 19th century Englishman who suffered disfigurement from an extremely rare disorder, which is believed to be Proteus Syndrome. Though his physical and mental suffering was great, he remained courageous. 'Measured by the Soul, ' is lavishly illustrated with never-seen-before photographs of Joseph's life
Clinical Ethics on Film
Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: M. Sara Rosenthal
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-08 - Publisher: Springer

This book discusses feature films that enrich our understanding of doctor-patient dilemmas. The book comprises general clinical ethics themes and principles and is written in accessible language. Each theme is discussed and illuminated in chapters devoted to a particular film. Chapters start with a discussion of the film itself, which

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