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1855-10-22 (2), pl_012052016_1626_30538_946.pdf
Kneeland presents Pastrana and his examination of her to the Boston Society of Natural History. Quotes from Kneeland's report but also states that "the girl was present at this meeting of the Society, was freely and carefully examined. She was found…

1855-09-18 (2, p. 4), Boston Herald,   pl_012052016_1244_03857_446.pdf
Negative reaction to Pastrana, "this singular and detestably ugly specimen of humanity." Doctors believe that "she belongs to a distinct species of the human family" (column 2).
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