The 1806 Mycelium Infections

Dr. Heller inspects the skull of a victim of the 1806 Mycelium infections, an epidemic that decimated a village in the south of France. The fungus grew into the bone, creating ossified structures that broke out of the skin to spread spores.

The only picture of Élisabeth Jourdain, one of the sole survivors of the 1806 Mycelium infections, taken ca. 1855. Élisabeth was fifteen when she was infected. Luckily, the disease reached equilibrium in her system. She survived, but it became a lifelong chronic condition.

© Eduardo Valdés-Hevia