Julia Pastrana, the nondescript: an example of congenital, generalized hypertrichosis terminalis with gingival hyperplasia.

@article{Bondeson1993JuliaPT,
  title={Julia Pastrana, the nondescript: an example of congenital, generalized hypertrichosis terminalis with gingival hyperplasia.},
  author={J. Bondeson and A. Miles},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics},
  year={1993},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={
          198-212
        }
}
  • J. Bondeson, A. Miles
  • Published 1993
  • Medicine
  • American journal of medical genetics
  • Julia Pastrana (1834-1860) has gained immortality as one of the most extreme cases of generalized hypertrichosis upon record. When she was exhibited for money in the United States and Europe during the years 1855-1860, people thronged to see her, and she was several times described in the medical press of the day. After Julia Pastrana's death in childbirth, her corpse was embalmed in a very life-like manner, and exhibited all over Europe for several decades. Later, the mummy was believed to be… CONTINUE READING
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