On 3 AugustMerrick departed the workhouse to start his new career. Init was proposed that Elephant man had suffered from a combination of neurofibromatosis type I and Proteus syndrome, although DNA tests on his hair and bones have proven inconclusive.
Back at the hospital, Merrick thanks Treves for all he has done, and completes his church model.
Norman thought his appearance might be too horrific even for the freak show circuit so he set him up in an empty shop on Whitechapel Rd, where the crowds flocked to see The Elephant Man. They married on 3 December This biography, whether written by Merrick or not, provided a generally accurate account of his life.
Elephant man protrusion from his mouth Elephant man grown to 8—9 inches and severely inhibited his speech and made it difficult to eat. One day he expressed a desire to see inside what he considered a "real" house and Treves obliged, taking him to visit his Wimpole Street townhouse and meet his wife.
Housewives refused to open doors for him and now people not only stared at him but began to follow him out of curiosity. Unable to make himself understood, his only identifying possession was Frederick Treves's card. The title cut from his second release, Log Onwas a huge hit and the album's WTC attacks commentary attracted a wealth of attention from the press.
He would then lead his onlookers into the shop, explaining that the Elephant Man was "not here to frighten you but to enlighten you.
The following year, Joseph Carey Merrick was born, apparently healthy, and had no outward symptoms of any disorder for the first few years of his life.
Treves, in his earlier journal articles as well as his book, insisted on calling him John Merrick. If I could reach from pole to pole Or grasp the ocean with a span, I would be measured by the soul; The mind's the standard of the man.
Merrick never completely confided in Treves about his early life, so these details were consequently sketchy in Treves's Reminiscences.
The size of his head increased to 3 feet almost 1 metre in circumference, with spongy skin hanging from the back of his head and across his face; deformation of the jaws rendered him incapable of showing facial expression or speaking clearly. William is buried with his mother, aunts and uncles in Welford Road Cemetery in Leicester  while Marian is buried with her father in Belgrave Cemetery in Leicester.
Treves begins to question the morality of his actions. Elephant man quickly becomes an object of curiosity to high society, and Mrs.Elephant Man – Complete Story of Joseph Merrick.
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