August 5, 1862. In a small house at 50 Lee Street, Leicester, a child was born. It was the son of Joseph Rockley and Mary Jane Merrick. They were gifted with a handsome, healthy little boy. At least, that’s what they thought, because little did they know, that that little boy was going to live one of the most tragic and famous lives in the whole of medical history.
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