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Measured by Soul: The Life of Joseph Carey Merrick (also known as 'The Elephant Man')
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Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, was a 19th century Englishman who suffered disfigurement from an extremely rare disorder, which is believed to be Proteus Syndrome. Though his physical and mental... More > suffering was great, he remained courageous.
'Measured by the Soul,' is lavishly illustrated with never-seen-before photographs of Joseph's life and Victorian times. This book also features interviews with modern patients who live with Proteus Syndrome, as well as exciting news from Dr. Leslie Biesecker of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Thanks to Dr. Biesecker's research, there is hope for new treatment of Proteus Syndrome and its ultimate cure.
Proceeds from this book will benefit Proteus Syndrome treatment and research.< Less
Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
The follow-up to the smash hit Aunt Jane's Nieces, Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad is the second in the series of ten novels that Wizard of Oz creator L. Frank Baum penned for young adults at the dawn of... More > the twentieth century. This entry follows the travels of wacky baron John Merrick as he takes his three nieces on a grand tour of Europe.< Less