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Dr. Richard Heller, professor of Radiology, left, was asked by a film crew from National Geographic Television to CT-scan a mummy and interpret the findings. The film crew was in Nashville filming an episode of the 13-part series "The Mummy Show." (photo by John Howser)

Unusual Patient

The National Geographic series seeks out the world\'s most unconventional mummies and tries to solve their mysteries. The mummy is supposedly the remains of Hazel Farris, a late 1800\'s outlaw. Farris reportedly died on Aug. 5, 1906 of an undetermined cause. The woman\'s body was displayed most of the last century in a circus sideshow before being rescued. The hosts of the TV show sought expertise from Heller in trying to confirm the mummy\'s identity and determine a cause of death based on information from Farris\' life. (photo by John Howser)

10/12/2001 - The National Geographic series seeks out the world\'s most unconventional mummies and tries to solve their mysteries. The mummy is supposedly the remains of Hazel Farris, a late 1800\'s outlaw. Farris reportedly died on Aug. 5, 1906 of an undetermined cause. The woman\'s body was displayed most of the last century in a circus sideshow before being rescued. The hosts of the TV show sought expertise from Heller in trying to confirm the mummy\'s identity and determine a cause of death based on information from Farris\' life. (photo by John Howser)

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