WORCESTER, Mass.: Frank and Louie the cat was born with two faces, two mouths, two noses, and three eyes.
Twelve years after his owner rescued him from being put to sleep because of his condition, the cat is not only thriving but has made it into the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the longest surviving member of a group known as Janus Cats, named for a Roman god with two faces.
I used to live in Worcester, why didn’t I seek this lovely freak show kitty out?! I wonder if the owner allows visitors? Probably not T_T
In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America
by Laurie Edwards
quoting Aviva Brandt, who is chronically ill and undiagnosed
'Healthy people don't understand how a person can be sick for months and years and have doctors still not know what's wrong with her. Some people get a funny look in their eye, like they think it must all be in my head because otherwise wouldn't I have a diagnosis by now? Medical science is so advanced, with all this technology and such, so how come good doctors can't figure out what's wrong with me?'