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A young Indian boy with a parasitic headless attachment. Photograph, 18--.

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1800-1899
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33506i
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The Indian child with the parasitic twin is probably the boy known as "Laloo" (Lalloo). If so, the parasite was masculine with a penis but no testicles. It contained intestines but the anus was imperforate. Laloo was a participant in the protest meeting at Barnum's where the prize human oddities asked to be known as "prodigies" rather than "freaks"

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1800-1899

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1 photograph : photoprint, albumen ; sheet 14.4 x 10.2 cm

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Wellcome Library no. 33506i


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