Frederick Drimmer (August 7, 1916 - December 24, 2000) is widely known as the authority on human oddities. His bestseller Very Special People: The Struggles, Loves and Triumphs of Human Oddities, is recognized as the standard work on the subject. While contributing to numerous works on medicine, natural history and other subjects, Mr. Drimmer taught at the College of the city of New York and at Norwalk Community College in Connecticut. He was also a contributing editor to The Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia.
The Elephant Man
by Frederick Drimmer
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"Drimmer presents his facts superbly in language containing a skillful balance of simplicity and insightful nuances."
Acclaimed author Frederick Drimmer presents an astonishing biography of Joseph Merrick -- a man so disfigured by the disease of neurofibromatosis his very appearance tests the capacity for kindness and understanding. It was a London freak show that gave Merrick the name of The Elephant Man and it was at the same freak show that he would meet his savior, London surgeon Frederick Treves. Constantly threatened by the harsh and violent conditions of Victorian England, Merrick was sure to spend his whole life exploited and alone if not for Treves' courage. Motivated by both scientific curiosity and an unrelenting drive to do what's right, Treves formed an unlikely alliance with Merrick. This is a story told at the extremes of good and evil. This is a story, told in language "containing a skillful balance of simplicity and insightful nuances," that is weird, daring and wonderful, making for one of the most brilliant books ever written about the human condition.
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