The eye of the beholder : Julia Pastrana's long journey home / edited by Laura Anderson Barbata and Donnna Wingate.

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"Julia Pastrana (1834-1860), an indigenous woman born in Sinaloa, Mexico, was a gifted singer, musician, and dancer who could converse in English, Spanish, and French. Pastrana's face and body were covered with thick hair, and her jaw was disproportionately large, all due to severe congenital conditions. Throughout much of her life her manager and husband Theodore Lent supervised Pastrana's tours through North America and Europe, billing her as the 'ugliest woman in the world.' Nonetheless, audiences found her affable and intelligent (though she met with very contradictory reactions)."--From synopsis.


Seattle, WA : Lucia/Marquand, [2017]

Physical description

200 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 25 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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    History of Medicine
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