Medicine: Jacob & Esau

It apparently never occurred to Isaac, sexagenarian son of Abraham, that Rebekah, big with twins after 20 years' barrenness, might have half betrayed him when she conceived shaggy, ruddy Esau and sleek, swarthy Jacob. Wiser in rustic folkways, Ewald Peddie, Yankton. S. Dak. farmer, taxed his wife with infidelity when she bore him twin sons who were in his eyes as different as Esau and Jacob. She admitted bedding with a neighbor. Everyone to whom Farmer Peddie talked declared that the idea of twins having different fathers was scientifically preposterous. For six years...

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