Medicine: Siamese Severed (Concl.)

At first Simplicio & Lucio Godino, Siamese twins, believed that Lucio suffered simply from a cold. Next a Manhattan doctor decided that Lucio had pneumonia, a disease caused by a definite germ. When the twins went to York Hospital, a small private institution, the Press at first treated the case as a funny publicity stunt developed to promote the vaudeville act of the twins and their wives. Lucio's pneumonia turned out to be rheumatic fever, a virus-caused disease, which attacked his heart, killed him fortnight ago and necessitated the severance of the thick...

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