Medicine: Two--but Twins?

When Mrs. Eugene Kupferstein went to Williamsburgh General Hospital in Brooklyn for her first delivery, her physician confidently promised her two babies. Sure enough, Dr. Isaac Diamond soon delivered a 4 Ib. 8 oz. boy who was named Aaron. But the second baby showed no sign of being ready to be born, as it should have if the two had been ordinary twins. So Dr. Diamond induced labor, and late that night Mrs. Kupferstein gave birth to a second boy (4 Ibs. 13 oz.) named Herman. Said Dr. Diamond: the boys, though born to the same mother on the same day,...

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