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The birth of this monster occurred in my practice, July 23, 1905.
The mother, a native of Ohio, white, and about 40 years of age, has a large family. The labor was normal, although it was thought to be seven weeks premature. The fetus lived ten minutes. It weighed eight pounds. It was a double female with single head and thorax, four arms and four legs. The two abdomens were separate. The head was normal, with a small spina bifida at the neck.
GOODING JJ. A MONOCEPHALUS, TETRABRACHIUS, TETRAPUS.. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(26):2159. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210260029002b