Medicine: The Siamese Twins

Every now & then, by a cruel quirk of nature, twins are born joined together. Medical science unfeelingly calls them double monsters. They come in almost infinite variety: complete and otherwise well-formed babies may be joined at the back of the head, down the side, or at the buttocks; grotesquely malformed twins may have one trunk and two pairs of legs, or two heads, two pairs of arms and one pair of legs. Nearly always they share the use of one or more organs.

Because delivery is difficult, there are few live births in such...

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