TIL Joseph Merrick, more popularly known as the Elephant Man, had to sleep sitting up because of the extra weight his deformities put on his head. According to his autopsy, he died of a dislocated neck by trying to sleep lying down, in order to “be like other people.” via /r/todayilearned


TIL Joseph Merrick, more popularly known as the Elephant Man, had to sleep sitting up because of the extra weight his deformities put on his head. According to his autopsy, he died of a dislocated neck by trying to sleep lying down, in order to “be like other people.”
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Submitted July 28, 2018 at 02:41PM by Ghostaire
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