Medicine: Separation Surgery

Carol Stubblefield, 24, wife of an Idaho beet farmer, knew she was going to have twins, but not until they were born a month prematurely in late June, did she know that they were joined ("Siamese"). The high-powered surgical squad that prepared to separate Jeanett Kim from Denett Lin Stubblefield at the University of Oregon Hospitals in Portland knew that it would be an immensely difficult task, but not until the operation was far advanced did they know how difficult.

Barium X rays had shown that the girls, joined for 5 in. down the middle of their chests and abdomens, had separate...

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