Conjoined Twins: An Historical, Biological and Ethical by Christine Quigley

By Christine Quigley

whilst human ova fail to totally separate while pregnant, the result's conjoined twins. The twins could be attached by means of ligament, bone, or simply flesh, and so they frequently proportion organs, yet what captures so much people’s curiosity is whether or not the twins proportion sensations, recommendations or even souls.
This encyclopedia offers entries on conjoined twins all through heritage, the organic motives and results of twins being born conjoined, and moral concerns akin to self-support and separation surgical procedure. additionally it is entries at the glossy standardized terminology used whilst discussing conjoined twins, the types into which conjoined twins were looked after, medical professionals previous and current who've played separation surgical procedures, and hospitals, corresponding to Children’s health center of Philadelphia, which are recognized for the separation of conjoined twins.
This publication even covers fraudulent conjoined twins and fictional ones in books written by way of such authors as Mark Twain, Vladimir Nabakov, and Katherine Dunn. different entries disguise proper motion pictures, web pages, and institutions.

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