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Joseph Carey "John" Merrick
Birth: Aug. 5, 1862
Leicester Unitary Authority
Leicestershire, England
Death: Apr. 11, 1890
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
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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