Freaks: The Pig-faced Lady of Manchester Square & Other Medical Marvels

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Tempus, 2006 - Disfigured persons - 334 pages
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This is the remarkable story of the lives of individuals afflicted with severe deformities and how seventeenth and eighteenth-century British society reacted to their extraordinary bodies. From hog-faced women to dog-faced boys, Jan Bondeson examines historical cases of dwarfism, extreme corpulence, giantism, conjoined twins, and extreme hairiness. He considers these individuals not as 'freaks' but as human beings born with sometimes appalling congenital deformities

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User Review  - Roxanna - Goodreads

I didn't enjoy this book. It was a bunch of well researched dates and locations. It didn't have any heart. Read full review

About the author (2006)

Jan Bondeson, M.D., also holds a Ph.D. in experimental medicine. He is the author of "A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities" & other works.

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