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An extraordinary freak of nature, or, a man encrusted with a barnacle or stone-like skin.
From: Freak shows ephemera. Box 5
Newspaper cutting (1834?) telling of Mr. Kitching's (a surgeon of Aldersgate Street) description of a patient of his "nearly encrusted with a stone like skin, very closely resembling the barnacles of the native oyster" (ichthyosis?).