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A dissertation by Swedish physician F. Josef A. Rossi (1774-1854) describing a case of sirenomelia, or mermaid syndrome: a rare condition in which a fetus's legs are fused together, creating the appearance of a mermaid's tail.


Rossi is probably best remembered as the personal physician of King Charles XIII and crown prince Charles August.

A case of sirenomelia, or mermaid syndrome, with a folding plate

€ 275,00Price
  • Franz Joseph Anton Rossi.

    Dissertatio inauguralis medica sistens foetus monstrosi Holmiae nati descriptionem et delineationem.

    Jena, Prager, 1800.

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