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Marilyn Monroe medical files up for auction

Marilyn Monroe's plastic surgery records will be auctioned off in November and are expected to sell for $15,000 to $30,000.
Posted By EVAN BLEIER - UPI.com   |   Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:35 AM   |   Comments

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Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Medical records implying Marilyn Monroe underwent cosmetic surgery will be auctioned off by Julien’s Auctions on November 9-10.

The records, which are a file from Hollywood plastic surgeon Michael Gurdin, state that Monroe complained of a “chin deformity” and are expected to sell for $15,000 to $30,000.

In the files, the actress is referred to as Marilyn Miller because she was married to “Death of a Salesman” playwright Arthur Miller from 1956-1961. The package that will be auctioned off also apparently contains six X-rays and lists Monroe as being 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 115 pounds.

According to the auction house:

To be offered exclusively by Julien’s Auctions is a rare Marilyn Monroe medical file pertaining to cosmetic surgery performed on her. The file includes X-rays and doctors’ notes from the office of Dr. Michael Gurdin, M.D. and the X-ray office of Drs. Conti and Steinberg. Dr. Gurdin’s chart on Monroe begins on July 14, 1958 and lists the patient as Marilyn Miller with addresses in New York and Los Angeles. The chief complaint listed in the records is “chin deformity” and goes on to give a medical history that begins in 1950 and ends in 1962. Listed are a 1956 bout of Neutropenia in England; 1957 ectopic pregnancy in New York and a 1950 cartilage implant in the chin that the doctor observed had slowly begun to dissolve. Those with knowledge of the implant procedure have explained that this was done in association with a tip rhinoplasty, a procedure involving the tip of Marilyn Monroe’s nose only.
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