Medicine: Double Thais

The "Siamese twins" on the operating table in the University of Chicago's Billings Hospital last week were, for a change, truly Siamese.* Prissana and Napit Polpinyo, aged 22 months, were the daughters of a couple who both teach in a village school. They were joined from breastbone to navel by a band, six inches in diameter, of bone, muscle and flesh. At the suggestion of Obstetrician George Callahan of Waukegan, who saw them in Thailand last year, the twins were flown to Chicago for study and possible operation.

Tests showed that although there was...

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