Medicine: Twin Cancers

On Feb. 16, 1934 a 70-year-old carpenter appeared at a Massachusetts hospital, complaining of inability to eat. On Feb. 21, 1934 another 70-year-old carpenter showed up at the hospital, also complaining of inability to eat. The ailing carpenters were identical twin brothers. Transferred to Wrentham's (Mass) Pondville Hospital, they displayed the same distressing symptoms, died respectively on June 17 and April 29. Autopsies revealed stomach tumors almost identical in character and location.

Reporting to the American Journal of Cancer last week on this first known case of stomach cancer occurring simultaneously in identical...

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