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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Saint Lidwina (Lydwine, Lydwid, Lidwid, Liduina of Schiedam) (April 18 1380April 14 1433) was a Dutch saint. At age 14, Lidwina was ice skating when she fell and broke a rib. She never recovered and became progressively invalid for the rest of her life. Her biographers state that she became paralyzed except for her left hand and that great pieces of her body fell off, and that blood poured from her mouth, ears, and nose. Saint Lidwina is thought to be one of the first known multiple sclerosis patients and her fall and consequent disability are attributed to the effects of the disease.



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