Thursday, January 03, 2008

Madame Dimanche Is a 19th Century Parisian Widow

Madame Dimanche wax figure picture

Madame Dimanche was a Parisian widow in the early 19th century. She grew a nearly 10-inch-long human horn (cornu cutaneum) on her forehead, much longer than the one of the 95-year-old Grandma Zhao from China. The horn had sprouted when Madame Dimanche was 76 years old. And it was successfully removed after six years growth by a doctor. The picture above shows a wax model of Madame Dimanche's forehead horn, which is now collected at Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Yikes!

Link to a slide show on Newsweek to see more medical oddities happened more than 100 years ago. #Tags: ,

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1 comment:

  1. The horn is believed to be a sebaceous one!


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