Now that you have seen my exhibition, perhaps you
will be interested in a brief autobiography: I was born 29
years ago in Poland, in the city of Karnick of normal Polish
parentage. The earliest indication of abnormality in
my body was the congenital appearance of a beard growth on
the left side of my face and chest. As I grew a most
astonishing phenomenon occurred: there developed a
very noticeable and alarming lack of symmetry in the two
sides of my body. By maturity however the facts had
become plain enough: the left side of my body from the
contour of the face, the flat chest, the heavy limbs, the
large bone, etc. bore every evidence of being that of a man:
the right of a woman. Physicians and I believe that I
have been examined by more of them all over the world than
any other person that ever lived-with the exception of the
original Siamese twins. I have been as a hoax to
account for this strange prank of nature. The general
assumption has been that she originally intended me to be a
twin, but that abnormality have taken place some abnormal
and improper division of cells in embryo.
However I am not the
organically the conception of the legendary god.
Hermaphrodite, who so it was believed to posse the power of
both father and mother.
This is my nineteenth
year before the public. Of late the number of those
who have the title "Half Woman Half Man seems to be
increasing most alarmingly Concerning my exhibition, I
should only like to mention I employ no artificial methods
observers demonstration in the flesh, and that personal
examination by the ladies or the medical profession is
COMMENT BY NOTED
Dr. Roy L. Dodge, Omaha
Neb.: "A truly interesting case. I read about
Zinida Zan in a medical journal some years ago when she was
appearing in Europe. Never dreamed I should have the
opportunity of seeing her here in this city.
Dr Chas Terrace, Detroit
Mich : "Zinida Zan's physical development is
unique. I have never seen anything even approaching
her case. Here exhibition are possibly of value to the
general public, but of undoubted interest to the practitioner.
Dr. H. Kaha, Chicago Ill
" "I have no hesitancy in saying that I consider your
condition one of the most extraordinary things that has come
to my notice. And your presentation is very effective
and in good taste."
Dr. M. E. Crabill.
Crabill Sanitarium. Chicago: "Zinida Zan's is the first case
of it kind that I have actually seen. I have heard of
others, but mostly in the long ago."
Dr. Bibble Miners
Hospital Ashland Pa.: "The condition of Zinida Zan and
what causes prompted it puzzles me greatly. Her
apparent good health and normal mentality puzzle
me too. And some of nature's puzzles are hard to solve."
Dr. Arthur Christiansen,
Osteopathic Hospital Chicago: "A perfect double
physique. The title of "Half woman Half man is
certainly applicable here."