The S. twins were admitted to Children's Hospital, State University of Iowa, Iowa City, on Aug. 14, 1942, at the age of 3 weeks. They died Dec. 7, 1942 and at that time were brought to the department of anatomy for dissection. This paper is a report of the gross observations.
Janet and Judith S., Siamese twin girls, were born July 21, 1942 at Dubuque, Iowa. The father and mother were of white American stock, aged 26 and 21 years respectively. These were their first children. There was a history of twins on both the maternal and the paternal side, but no other Siamese twins were known in the family.The parents of the twins lived on a farm near New Vienna, Iowa, with the father's parents. The family had a moderately low income.The twins were full term babies. Labor lasted nineteen hours, from 4:30 a. m. until
DAWSON H. PYGOPAGUS TWINS: REPORT OF DISSECTION OF THE THORAX, ABDOMEN AND PELVIS. Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(6):395–404. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020120029006
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