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The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania contains over 20,000 medical oddities from the past 200 years that were originally designed to aid doctors and medical students. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania contains over 20,000 medical oddities from the past 200 years that were originally designed to aid doctors and medical students. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), sometimes referred to as Stone Man Syndrome, is an extremely rare disease of the connective tissue. A mutation of the body's repair mechanism causes fibrous tissue (including muscle, tendon, and ligament) to be ossified when damaged. In many cases, injuries can cause joints to become permanently frozen in place. Surgical removal of the extra bone growths has been shown to cause the body to "repair" the affected area with more bone.

Teen 'Turning To Stone' As She Has Second Skeleton Growing Inside Her

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), sometimes referred to as Stone Man Syndrome, is an extremely rare disease of the connective tissue. A mutation of the body's repair mechanism causes fibrous tissue (including muscle, tendon, and ligament) to be ossified when damaged. In many cases, injuries can cause joints to become permanently frozen in place. Surgical removal of the extra bone growths has been shown to cause the body to "repair" the affected area with more bone.

Facial Reconstruction from WW1:

Facial Reconstruction from WW1:

Reuters: Skull of R.C. Black's last ex-husband has been found and donated to the Idiot and Cretin Institute of Detroit.

Reuters: Skull of R.C. Black's last ex-husband has been found and donated to the Idiot and Cretin Institute of Detroit.

Luigi Cattaneo Museum, Institute of Human Anatomy, Bologna by sdhaddow (↑) Conjoined twins.

Luigi Cattaneo Museum, Institute of Human Anatomy, Bologna by sdhaddow (↑) Conjoined twins.

Robert Owen Melvin  "As a child, he was barred from attending school because of the way he looked; however, he did manage to obtain an education. He excelled at math and often helped with the bookkeeping for the sideshows.    Bob first entered showbusiness in 1949 at Coney Island. From there, he played at "every state fair west of the Mississippi". When he married his longtime girlfriend Virginia in 1952, observers were heard to mutter that the match-up wouldn't last a year, but in fact it…

Robert Owen Melvin "As a child, he was barred from attending school because of the way he looked; however, he did manage to obtain an education. He excelled at math and often helped with the bookkeeping for the sideshows. Bob first entered showbusiness in 1949 at Coney Island. From there, he played at "every state fair west of the Mississippi". When he married his longtime girlfriend Virginia in 1952, observers were heard to mutter that the match-up wouldn't last a year, but in fact it…

Aniridia is the absence of the iris. This usually occurs in both eyes. It can be congenital or caused by a penetrant injury. Congenital aniridia is not just an isolated defect in iris development but is a panocular disorder with macular and optic nerve hypoplasia, cataract, andcorneal changes.

Aniridia is the absence of the iris. This usually occurs in both eyes. It can be congenital or caused by a penetrant injury. Congenital aniridia is not just an isolated defect in iris development but is a panocular disorder with macular and optic nerve hypoplasia, cataract, andcorneal changes.

Indescribable--from the Wellcome Collection of Medical oddities

Indescribable--from the Wellcome Collection of Medical oddities

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