Joseph Merrick aka The Elephant Man didn't suffer from Elephantiasis. It's now though that he suffered from severe Neurofibromatois type 1 and/or Proteus Syndrome.

JOSEPH MERRICK - The Elephant Man

Joseph Merrick, a century sideshow performer, who became known as the Elephant Man, was the victim of a congenital disorder, which caused abnormal growths to occur all over his body

The skeleton of Joseph Carey Merrick - image Ray Crundwell, Queen Mary University of London

The skeleton of Joseph Carey Merrick the most famous sufferer of Proteus Syndrome. Also known as the elephant man- image Ray Crundwell, Queen Mary University of London

Proteus syndrome - The Elephant Man - John Merrick, as he was.

Proteus syndrome: The Elephant Man and beyond

Joseph Merrick photographed, c. Joseph Carey Merrick – sometimes incorrectly referred to as John Merrick, was an English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity named the Elephant Man.

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Neurofibromatosis disease Variable expressivity means this disease may result in the extreme, or in almost no manifestation, even in siblings both with the disease.

74 year old woman with Von Recklinghausen's Disease, Neurofibromatosis type I and Breast Cancer

Did Joseph Merrick, known as "elephant man," have Proteus Syndrome?

Did Joseph Merrick, known as "elephant man," have Proteus Syndrome?

Egils Bones An Icelandic saga tells of a Viking who had unusual, menacing features, including a skull that could resist blows from an ax. He probably suffered from an ailment called Pagets disease by Jesse L.

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