For Posterity's Sake
Blockade Boy's hilarious description of poor, unfortunate criminal Archie Stryker's heartbreaking affliction, a malady known as Sal Buscema Face, has drawn attention to the woefully under-represented field of comic book medical oddities.
There are, literally, dozens of well documented cases of Nostril Kirbification.
-if not diagnosed in its early stages, N.K. can spread to other areas of the face-
As Kevin Church reported here, Ditkoitis of the Hands is a less common, though equally well known, disorder.
-in 1961, an outbreak in midtown Manhattan was barely contained-
But what about those seldom heard of comic book deformities?
What of Larsen's Foot?
- or Dermatitis Millerosis?
What can we, as responsible bloggers, do to educate the public?
I propose an ongoing, investigative and scholarly project, the goal of which would be the documentation and description of these horrible deformities.
I lay down this challenge to you, fellow bloggers - Help compile as complete a list as possible of these medical oddities. Perhaps the good doctor, over at Polite Dissent, might even tell us what real world afflictions these imagined ones most resemble.