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El Hombre Elefante


The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man is the most famous mutant of all time. His life was made into a film in 1980 and even the singer David Bowie took her to the theater. He has run on all kinds of rumors, including the assertion that his skeleton had been bought by Michael Jakcson, but his skeleton is in the Royal London Hospital since his death occurred in 1890.


Why the Elephant Man is still amazing after so many years? Since then his fame should not be neither a movie or a play, because life was already a legend and an example for the rest of mortals. Merrick taught us that despite its gruesome appearance inside human is the most important thing. And that personal effort, dedication and respect are similar to the patterns that we must continue to understand each other. Joseph Carey Merrick was born on August 5, 1860 at Lee Street, Leicester. At the time of birth was a normal baby, only began to develop strange lumps and tumors at the age of 5 years. He went to school until 11 or 12 years old. At the time he died his protective mother who loved to. The father married again. His new mother and siblings do not admit easily, so Merrick ran away from home. Just returned after being located by his father and convinced that there will never abandon him. In the following months his uncle, brother of the father, was his best friend. At 13 years got a job at a cigar factory. There he stayed for two years until the deformity of his gigantic right hand prevented him from continuing liando leaves snuff. The wife of his father made him spend no more bad shots that gave the money to the family and of Merrick tried to get a job as a crier of goods. Already at that time his deformity was such that people do not listen, but so horrified by that surrounded be deformed. The doctors of the infirmary of Leicester tried to help, although its operations and treatments were only a martyrdom. There they remained for nearly three years. Constantly people wanted to see him, then he Merrick came up with the idea of charging for show. He wrote to Sam Torr, a circus director who was looking for news to display in his track. Nothing else saw it realized the great business that meant Merrick. Torr he sought a room at the Inn of the Beehive, owned by his friend Ellis, who dealt with appreciation and sympathy. During that time, Merrick was happy, because, in his own words: "Now I'm comfortable with what was uncomfortable for me." The next twist to his life would be starring in 1884 by a physician of some renown at the time. His name was Frederick Treves, a surgeon's Hospital in London very concerned by the human deformities. One day, a colleague of his, Dr. Tuckett, he recommended not to lose the Elephant Man's show that those days were in the capital performing at the circus Tom Normon. He visited the "exhibition of monsters" but arrived late and had closed. On those rare coincidences of life, Treves coincided with Normon in a nearby tavern. The surgeon had seen many deformities during his career as a doctor, but was impressed with the Elephant Man and repugnant at the same time, making him write in his diary: "It is the most revolting specimen of humanity, and demoted pervirtió in his way." His professionalism overcame her revulsion and invited him to the hospital where he wanted to discuss their deformities. At this point there was an apparent insignificant fact that changed my life Merrick, Treves gave him a card for staff not to put obstacles whenever the hospital. After making all kinds of medical tests Traves held a conference at the Pathological Society of London, supported by photographs and notes, trying to get a diagnosis. No one could explain the origin of the terrible deformities. Merrick was crossed out from incurable and left the hospital. Two years later the Elephant Man traveled to Belgium, but its display was banned by the authorities. Not being of no value to the circus was sent back to England. Little is known about this stage of his life. Plunged into despair and a deep depression reappeared on the streets of Liverpool. The police did not understand his words and were about to send it to be institutionalized as insane, but then Merrick showed the card of Dr. Treves. When the doctor saw his appearance was regrettable and their emotional state close to the true madness. Merrick began to mourn; what disconcerted Treves, the monster had feelings. Soon, more calm and affluent in the ático's Hospital in London, began to talk to his patron, who was impressed by the intelligent and affable personality from that of being physically deformed by nature. Treves, along with his friend Carr Gromm, published an article in the Times calling for help and donations for the care of Merrick. The rescue began to rain from all sides. Very soon grew a deep friendship between the Elephant Man and the doctor. Merrick wanted to go to a hospice for the blind where nobody could see their deformities. However, in December 1886 Merrick could have its own house in the vicinity of the hospital. There, his mind was finally able to rest devoted to reading and answering an incredible amount of cards. At night, when no one saw him, the Elephant Man went outside and was walking alone through the gardens. Despite all Treves was not happy, he knew that his friend needed to talk to other people, especially women who would deviate from doctors and scientists. Merrick loved the opposite sex and not only his mother had shown reluctance to acercársele. That was more apparent every day, since devoured, one after another, the romance novels. Treves prepared a rendezvous with a beautiful widow. The woman who had just shaking hands and smiling. A seemingly simple plan if it were not for the horrific physical condition of his friend. When that happened Merrick began to mourn with emotion. For the first time a woman other than his mother had touched. The story ran early word of mouth and the Elephant Man began to receive visits from many women, who wanted to know that a human being so sensitive. Do not miss the cream of the nobility, though the most famous of them all was the Princess of Wales, who took him by the hand and talked a good time with him. His visit was repeated on numerous occasions. In one gift he signed a photograph. That summer, Merrick went to live with the local forester. A man who is not frightened of that aspect of his guest. During the month and a half was being happier on the ground strolling and observing plants and animals of the area. Upon returning to his home in London sonreírle life seemed to feel valued and loved. Then the unexpected happened. One morning he was found dead in his bed. Treves by the notes of the symptoms of asphyxiation appeared. Today the skeleton to examine the most accepted hypothesis is that it was sleeping sitting up in bed, his head tilted suddenly desnucándole. What was suffering from the disease Elephant Man? Merrick himself encouraged the idea that during a parade of circus animals near their mother, while pregnant with him, had been pushed by the crowd fell under an elephant. The terror that caused him the experience was the origin of their deformities. This version was the one that took the heads of track when it presented to the public. For years it has been assumed that Merrick suffered from neurofibromatosis, a rare yet poorly known as the Elephant Man's disease. It is a genetic disorder that affects one in 4000 newborns. The first problem to accept this claim lies in a number of very specific symptoms of the disease that Merrick did not have. Recently, however, some doctors speculate suggesting that Merrick suffered from Proteus Syndrome, and even more rare that only 100 cases are known throughout the world. A strange proliferation of the cells causes the abnormal growth of bone in the skull and several body tissues. Although, again, no known case is so striking as the Elephant Man. The disease was discovered in the late seventies and, because of the lack of cases, there are many points still to be clarified. By unthinkable that we may seem, no one knows exactly, after so many years, diagnosing the evil that distorted the body of Joseph Carey Merrick.

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El Hombre Elefante

El Hombre Elefante es el mutante más famoso de todos los tiempos. Su vida fue llevada al cine en 1980 e incluso el cantante David Bowie la llevó al teatro. Sobre él han corrido toda clase de rumores incluyendo la afirmación de que su esqueleto había sido comprado por Michael Jakcson, pero su esqueleto se encuentra en el Hospital Real de Londres desde su muerte producida en 1890.


¿Por qué el Hombre Elefante sigue asombrándonos tras tantos años? Desde luego su fama no se la debe ni al cine ni al teatro, pues ya en vida fue una leyenda y un ejemplo para el resto de los mortales. Merrick nos enseñó que pese a su horripilante aspecto físico el interior humano es lo más importante. Y que el esfuerzo personal, la dedicación y el respeto a los semejantes son pautas que debemos seguir para comprendernos unos a otros. Joseph Carey Merrick nació el 5 de agosto de 1860 en Lee Street, Leicester. En el momento de nacer fue un bebe normal, sólo comenzaron a desarrollarse extraños bultos y tumores a la edad de 5 años. Acudió a la escuela hasta los 11 o 12 años de edad. En esa época murió su protectora madre a la que adoraba. El padre volvió a casarse. Su nueva madre y hermanos no lo admitieron con facilidad, así que Merrick se fugo de casa. Sólo volvió tras ser localizado por su padre y convencido de que no le abandonaría nunca. En los siguientes meses su tío, hermano del padre, fue su mejor amigo. A los 13 años consiguió un empleo en una fabrica de puros. Allí permaneció dos años hasta que la deformidad de su gigantesca mano derecha le impidió seguir liando las hojas de tabaco. La mujer de su padre le hizo pasar malos tragos cuando faltó el dinero que aportaba a la familia, así de Merrick intentó conseguir trabajo como pregonero de mercancías. Ya en esa época su deformidad era tal que la gente no le escuchaba, sino que lo rodeaba horrorizados por aquel ser deforme. Los médicos de la enfermería de Leicester intentaron ayudarle, aunque sus operaciones y tratamientos sólo resultaron un martirio. Allí permaneció cerca de tres años. Constantemente la gente quería verlo, entonces a Merrick se le ocurrió la idea de cobrar por exhibirse. Escribió a Sam Torr, un director de circo que buscaba novedades para mostrar en su pista. Nada más lo vio comprendió el gran negocio que significaba Merrick. Torr le buscó una habitación en la Posada de la Colmena, propiedad de su amigo Ellis, quien lo trató con aprecio y simpatía. Durante ese tiempo Merrick fue feliz, pues, según sus propias palabras: “Ahora estoy cómodo con lo que antes era ...


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