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Freaks : the pig-faced lady of Manchester Square & other medical marvels

Author: Jan Bondeson
Publisher: Stroud : Tempus, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This is the story of the lives of individuals afflicted with severe deformities and how 17th and 18th century British society reacted to their extraordinary bodies. The book is illustrated with woodcuts, engravings, and oil paintings.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Bondeson
ISBN: 9780752436623 0752436627
OCLC Number: 62307979
Notes: Previously published as: The two headed boy and other medical marvels. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2000.
Description: 334 pages : illustrations, portraits
Other Titles: Two headed boy, and other medical marvels
Pig-faced lady of Manchester Square & other medical marvels
Responsibility: Jan Bondeson.

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