Category Archives: Human Abnormalities

Welcome to OdditiesBizarre’s Human Abnormalities category.  In this particular category we will be exploring a variety of captivating topics related to the many different diseases of the human body.  Diseases of various complex systems such as the nervous, digestive, endocrine, cardiovascular, skeletal system and more.

 

Every single post will provide plenty of valuable and extremely fascinating information with related images and footage.  All of the information is based on extensive research from reliable online sources.  Enjoy reading and learning a bunch of stunning facts, discoveries and amazing stories related to human oddities.

Edward Mordrake

Edward Mordrake: Was The Story Fact or Fiction?

This is the dubious story of Mr. Edward Mordrake (also spelled Edward Mordake). Perhaps this one is the strangest story of all deformities in human history.

Article updated by Trina McMillin.

If This Is Mordrake’s Mummified Head, It Would Surely Prove His Existence

two-faced skull

Source: Newsweek

Mordrake, who was a wealthy man from the 1800s, is said to have had the face of his evil twin attached to the back of his head. There has been continued debate as to whether Mordrake was a real man or just a product of fiction writer Charles Hildreth’s imagination; although this debate seemed to have cooled, on April 30, 2018, a Facebook page, Pictures in History, came forward claiming to have a picture of Mordrake’s mummified head, with the evil twin’s face fully intact. read more

Blanche Dumas

Blanche Dumas: A French Prostitute With 3 Legs, 4 Breasts & 2 Vaginas

Blanche Dumas (born in 1860) was a courtesan with three legs, four breasts, two vulvas and two vaginas. In addition to her unusual sexual anatomy, Dumas also had an extremely strong libido.

This post was updated by Trina McMillin.

Featured image sketch by artist Desiree Walker

two vaginas

The real Blanch Dumas. (Source: newsmov.biz)

Dumas was born on the island of Martinique (an insular region of France). Her father was French, and her mother was one-quarter black. At the age of 25, Dumas was visited and also documented by Bechlinger of Para, Brazil. She was then added to the pages of Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine (an encyclopedic collection of very rare and extraordinary cases in medicine). read more

Eli Bowen

Eli Bowen & The Rare Congenital Disorder “Phocomelia”

Biologist Jessica DeRubeis briefly discusses the life of sideshow performer Eli Bowen. Then, she goes on to explain the extremely rare congenital disorder called phocomelia in great detail.

Who was Eli Bowen?

Eli Bowen, frequently known as “The Legless Wonder”, was an American acrobat who turned his medical disability into a lucrative living. One of eight siblings, Eli was born with a congenital abnormality in which the bones of his legs did not form correctly and his feet grew directly from his torso. This condition is known as phocomelia. read more

Huang Chuncai

Huang Chuncai: China’s Elephant Man (Where Is He Now?)

Chinese man Huang Chuncai (born December 29, 1977) has the most extreme case of neurofibromatosis ever recorded. With a massive 25 kg tumor hanging from his face to his waist, he became famously known for being “China’s Elephant Man.”  

Chuncai’s medical condition has prevented him from living a normal life. Sadly, he can barely move, eat, or even sleep. When he walks, he has to hold his growth. To help reduce the size of his growths, Chuncai has had a total of four major surgeries (from 2007 – 2013). read more

Noah Wall

The Boy Born With 2 Percent Of His Brain: A Neurologist’s Perspective

It was the worst news two prospective parents could get. As described in the New York Post, Shelley and Rob Wall were told their baby had “no brain.” Doctors believed it had not developed. The couple, from Cumbria, in northwest England, were advised on multiple occasions to terminate the pregnancy. They were told their child would never see, hear, eat, or talk. However, they refused to give up hope. On 11/11, at 11 o’clock, little Noah was born.

Six years later, he had made remarkable progress. He was a bright, interactive child who could certainly see, hear, eat, and talk. Thanks to intensive physical therapy he was learning to walk, and even to surf. Noah had gone from having an estimated 2% of a normal brain size at birth to a brain size that was 80% normal at age 6. How is this possible? read more