Elephantiasis picture needed!
Richard.Speare at jcu.edu.au
Fri Nov 29 19:02:00 EST 1996
On Fri, 29 Nov 1996, bOaZ wrote:
> Does anyone out there have the picture of the "elephant man" who's David
> Lynch's movie was based upon, John Merrick? Please email it to me, I
> need it for an essay I'm preparing.
> Thank you,
The "elephant man" was suffering from neurofibromatosis, a genetic
disorder, not from elephantiasis, a disease due to filarial nematodes in
the lymphatics. "Parasite" is the wrong list.
Department of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
James Cook University
email: Richard.Speare at jcu.edu.au
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