The skull of a young boy with a second imperfect skull attached to its anterior fontanelle. It was sent from Bengal, India in the late 1780s. It can be seen at the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow (correction)
This deformed ribcage is that of a 23 year old woman who wore a corset. In cases like this, the tight lacing would result in the liver being compressed by the lower ribs and the heart and lungs being cramped into the upper thorax. From ‘The human body: A beginner’s text-book of anatomy, physiology and hygiene’ by H. Newell Martin, 1884.
This gnarly old black bear skull was quite the find ! My local taxidermist has him sitting on the shelf. He told me he had mounted that bear about 35 years ago, and was shocked to see this deformed skull! After all those years, he never sold it until I came along. I am honored to have this unique piece in my collection
Chronic illness is not the only disability. Can we please stop assuming all people who are disabled are chronically ill? People with deformed (a term reclaimed by my favorite cripple punk) bodies are being subjected to the cure mantra of able bodied society and they aren’t even sick. They’re being medicalized and it’s awful. Stop being part of the problem by mislabeling deformed cripple punks
THESE PEOPLE DO NOT NEED TO BE CURED. THESE PEOPLE DO NOT NEED TO BE FIXED. THESE PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE MISLABELED.
When in doubt, look for self identification labels. If they aren’t there, you don’t get to assign them. Not everyone identifies as a spoonie. Not every disabled person is sick. Not all disabilities are caused by ilnesses.