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Joseph Carey "John" Merrick
Birth: Aug. 5, 1862
Leicester
Leicestershire, England
Death: Apr. 11, 1890
London
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) 
 
Burial:
Donated to medical science
Specifically: Royal London Hospital
 
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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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- Maggie
 Added: Oct. 30, 2014

- Maggie
 Added: Oct. 27, 2014
Rest in peace, Joseph
- ltdan
 Added: Oct. 26, 2014
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