Did Joseph Merrick, known as "elephant man," have Proteus Syndrome?

Joseph Merrick had, by all accounts, a short and miserable life in which he was displayed as a carnival attraction called "The Elephant Man." He was always a subject of medical curiosity, but the cause of his condition has remained a mystery. The most likely contender is a recently-discovered genetic condition called… » 12/18/12 12:40pm 12/18/12 12:40pm