Modern-Day Elephant Man

Michael Cull, 64, from the UK, can no longer fit into even the biggest custom-made trousers and has to wear Size 15 shoes, with a lumpy growth which is slowly making its way up his thigh. He rarely leaves his home due to discomfort, and is often the butt of ‘Elephant Man’ jokes in the street. The growth began after a car accident 10 years ago. Mr Cull has been diagnosed with elephantiasis, a disease normally found in Third World countries – although tests have shown no sign of the parasite which often causes it.


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