The Elephant Man

Lynch, David

Academic Medicine:
Medicine and the Arts
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Lisa Dittrich, senior editor of Academic Medicine, is the editor of “Medicine and the Arts.” (Unsolicited submissions are welcome.)

In this scene, Dr. Treves (Anthony Hopkins, left) displays “elephant man” John Merrick (John Hurt, right, behind curtain) to his colleagues. Photo courtesy of Jerry Ohlinger's Movie Material Store, Inc.

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