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date: 09 July 2020

Merrick, Joseph Carey [called the Elephant Man]locked

(1862–1890)
  • Peter Osborne

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Merrick, Joseph Carey [called the Elephant Man] (1862–1890), freak show novelty and medical curiosity, was born at 50 Lee Street, Leicester, on 5 August 1862, the elder son (there was also a daughter) of Joseph Rockley Merrick (b. 1835/6), a warehouseman and machine operator in a cotton factory, and ...

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British Medical Journal