Bird Girl: Sad Life Story Of A Circus Actress With Unusual Appearance Who Was Saved From A Mental Hospital
June 10, 2019 16:10
Children with genetic abnormalities have always been an ordeal for their parents. While today, the medical possibilities allow us to determine anomalies during prenatal development, in the 19th century and during almost the entire 20th, such studies were impossible. People were ashamed of their children with visual or mental defects. They hid or simply tried to get rid of them. The poor kids had no choice but to become actors in freak shows and monster circuses.