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2/25/10: Spectacle of Deformity

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\"Laloo the Hindoo\" performed throughout Europe and in the United States - exhibiting the parasitic twin attached to his chest.

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – Thursday, Doug talks to the scholar Nadja Durbach about the age of the freak show. She's written a book that examines the era when so called "freaks of nature" were marketed and displayed for paying customers - figures like The Elephant Man and Laloo the "Double-Bodied Hindoo Boy." Durbach's interest goes beyond the questions of taste and exploitation. She found that these displays revealed something deeper about body differences and the idea of otherness. (Rebroadcast)

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