It’s over 135 years since Dr. Frederic Treves discovered Joseph (John) Merrick in a sideshow. Born with a congenital disorder, Merrick used his disfigurement to earn a living as the “Elephant Man.” Treves brought  Merrick into his home, discovering that his rough exterior hid a refined soul, and that Merrick could teach the stodgy British upper class of the time a lesson about dignity. Megan explains why she feels Treves uses the words that he does to describe the man who became the toast of London.


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