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Joseph Carey "John" Merrick
Birth: Aug. 5, 1862
Leicestershire, England
Death: Apr. 11, 1890
Greater London, England

Folk Figure. Widely known as "The Elephant Man," he suffered from Proteus Syndrome, a condition that caused his body to grotesquely deform from an early age. Chronically unemployed and shunned, he joined a circus freak show for a few years before happening upon the help of Dr. Frederick Treves, who cared for him for the remainder of his life. His body was donated to medical science, and is skeletal remains are at the Royal London Hospital, not accessible to the general public. (bio by: Celia Foster) 
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  Mary Jane Potterton Merrick (1836 - 1873)
Donated to medical science
Specifically: Royal London Hospital
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Celia Foster
Record added: Apr 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7339523
Joseph Carey John Merrick
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Joseph Carey John Merrick
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You are at last at peace Mr. Merrick; one of England's most unfortunate yet retrospectively loved sons... Rest well John.
- Dr. Mike Beech
 Added: Nov. 21, 2015
Always remembered.....
 Added: Oct. 25, 2015
Such a kind soul who didn't deserve the treatment he got....peace is yours Mr Merrick
 Added: Oct. 17, 2015
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