Medicine: The Incomplete Twin

Enrique Garcia, 35, a farm laborer in Reynosa, Mexico, had reason for anxiety when his wife Lorenza went into labor one blustery night nine months ago. The couple's first child had been stillborn, and both badly wanted a baby. But Garcia's nervousness turned to horror when he saw the boy that was to bear his name. Attached to the lower abdomen of the otherwise healthy, pretty infant was a football-shaped protuberance that carried a partially developed extra pair of legs.

The deformity, which apparently occurred when the egg that had begun to split into twins failed to divide fully, sent a thrill...

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