Picture of The Day

January 16, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day

joseph merrick elephant man

Joseph Merrick, aka The Elephant Man, c. 1889

Joseph Merrick, more popularly known as the Elephant Man, had to sleep sitting up because of the extra weight his deformities put on his head. According to his autopsy, he died of a dislocated neck by trying to sleep lying down, in order to “be like other people.”

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