Question: Why do they call him Elephant Man?

He came to be known as the Elephant Man due to the skin on his face. His facial deformities led people to see Merrick as a “monster” and a threat to society.

What is the Elephant Mans real name?

Joseph Carey MerrickJoseph Merrick / Full name Joseph Merrick, in full Joseph Carey Merrick, also called the Elephant Man, (born August 5, 1862, Leicester, Leicestershire, England—died April 11, 1890, London), disfigured man who, after a brief career as a professional “freak,” became a patient of London Hospital from 1886 until his death.

What is Graysons syndrome?

Grayson-Wilbrandt corneal dystrophy (GWCD) is an extremely rare form of corneal dystrophy characterized by variable patterns of opacification in the Bowman layer of the cornea which extend anteriorly into the epithelium with decreased to normal visual acuity.

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