Medicine: Twins

The press was filled with reports that a pair of "Siamese twins", born in Brooklyn, had been cut asunder so successfully that, though one died, the other would live to be a healthy man. Both infants were alleged to be perfectly formed, save that the deceased one had, instead of a right leg, a shapeless growth connecting him to the abdomen of his brother. Surgeons were said to have "hurried from all parts of the country" to see the "unprecedented result" of Dr. Philip Mininberg's plastic surgery.

Surgeons and doctors who did not hurry to Brooklyn said the same sort of thing...

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