Medicine: Siamese Severed

In 1908, Lucio & Simplicio Godino, Filipinos, were born on the Island of Samar in the Philippines. Due to a monstrous accident of gestation, they were firmly bound at the tail bones by a link of muscle, fibre and intestine. Simplicio's digestive tract ended in a blind pocket of gut about half an inch short of where it should have ended. He drained through the connecting link into his Brother Lucio's normal colon.

Except for the linkage of their bowels, the twins were normal entities. They differed slightly in size, considerably in temperament. Lucio,...

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