#drugfail This is what EXPERIMENTAL drugs can do to unborn. According to Wired, doctors speculate that the severe birth defects were potentially caused by an experimental drug called Cyclopamine, which is used to fight cancer. Read more: http://believe-or-not.blogspot.sg/2007/08/worlds-most-bizarre-birth-defects.html
While I was in Chicago this September, I visited the Museum of Surgical Science which houses an amazing collection of medical, surgical and anatomical paraphernalia through the ages including this amazing plastinated human sliced into 1cm sections. The Museum also has a rotating ‘Anatomy in the Gallery’ exhibition featuring contemporary anatomical art (currently showing Jordan Eagles’ Blood Work).
"Pip and Flip- Twins from the Yucatan" were actually Jenny Lee and Elvira Snow from Georgia. They suffered from microcephaly, characterised by abnormally small craniums which gave rise at the time to the term “pinhead”. Like most microcephaly sufferers the Snow sisters were mentally retarded, but although based at Coney Island, they also travelled with the World Circus Sideshow for many years. You might recognize them in Tod Browning’s 1932 film “Freaks”. (x)