Wow. "An amazing list of actual reasons for admission into the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum from the late 1800s. Spot the misogyny. Particularly stunned that being beaten by ones husband results in the blameless person being locked in an asylum."
Legend has it that In the late 1880s, the body of a 16-year-old girl was pulled from the Seine. She was apparently a suicide. A Paris pathologist ordered a plaster death mask of her face. Ironically, in 1958 the anonymous girl’s features were used to model the first-aid mannequin Rescue Annie, on which thousands of students have practiced CPR. Though the girl’s identity remains a mystery, her face, it’s said, has become “the most kissed face of all time.”
Madeline inherited from her husband the income from a five million dollar trust fund and the use of his home on Fifth Ave, and in the Newport so long as she did not marry. In August 1912 she gave birth to a son with whom she was pregnant on the Titanic and she named him after her husband, John Jacob Astor
The characteristic teeth of Vampire syndrome, medically known as Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia. Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia is one of about 150 types of ectodermal dysplasia in humans. Before birth, these disorders result in the abnormal development of structures including the skin, hair, nails, teeth, and sweat glands.
Rare original 1930s photograph showing a very large baby with several deformities. On the back is handwritten in pencil: "Born in Effingham, Ill Has a tail, no eyes, no nostrils, enlarged ears Weighed 30 lbs at birth".