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Beatrice Brown-green • 1 year ago

Ivannow Wladislaus von Dziarski-Orloff (1864 - 1904) was normal until age 14, when he got an unknown wasting disease. His skin was paper thin and his musculature so atrophied that with the aid of a bright spotlight spectators could actually see the blood coursing through his veins. He used an opium pipe for the pain from his condition, which became one of his trademarks on stage.

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