Utrechtse Krop (Utrecht goitre) was the name given to a thyroid condition once common in the Dutch town of Utrecht, due to a deficiency of iodine in drinking water. The exhibition Utrechtse Krop in De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal centred around the appeal of illness and the fragility of our physical being. The photographs on display came from the archives of Utrecht`s university hospital – records of medical disorders, photographed since circa 1890.
Freak Show- the first picture is actually true, everyone technically has a tail in rare occasions it fully forms. These are all true defects of life. I know its not their fault and they can't help it but freak show people creep me out sooo bad!
Mary Ann Bevan (December 20, 1874 – December 26, 1933), AKA "The Ugliest Woman in the World," was known for being one of the worst looking women ever. The reason she had this ugly appearance is because she had Acromegaly, a disease making you grow rapidly. Mary was married at age 3s, the same year that she started getting symptoms of the disease. When Mary died, she weighed 168 lbs and was 5 feet 7 inches tall, which was short for someone with acromegaly.
"Come one, come all, and witness the Greatest Show On Earth!" Freaks from every side of the sideshow circuit - A convenient place to view the visibly unconventional. Step right up and take a look for...