For many centuries Siamese twins have puzzled doctors and scientists.
For many centuries Siamese twins have puzzled doctors and scientists. The public at all times treat such people with suspicion: in the middle ages of the Siamese twins could easily blame Diavolo poklonnits and burned at the stake. Fortunately, some of these strange children were lucky to live not only long, but extremely interesting life, reports Rus.Media.
The Scottish brothers of the Scottish brothers is unique in the history of the case recorded the birth of conjoined twins with two heads on one body. Unusual children took under his wing himself, James IV. The king has ordered to thoroughly educate and teach children up to adolescence, they could speak several languages, sang beautifully and was well developed physically. Scottish brothers lived for 28 years and died in 1518 for an unknown reason.
Ritta and Christina Parodi Birth of conjoined twins was a terrible blow for the family Parody. Poor Italian peasants a few years raised money for a trip to France, to the doctors, but they were powerless. Weaker since childhood, Ritty could not stand the trip and died under the supervision of surgeons at the age of eight months. Cristina, what distinguished good health, died in a few minutes.
Chang and eng Bunker Siamese twins Chang and eng were born in Thailand (Siam at that time) in 1811. From 1829 the brothers are traveling with a tour around the world, and even gave medical lectures. Chang and eng had won such glory that the definition of “Siamese twins” was recognized as a scientific term. In the end, the twins bought a house in the American heartland and even married, which caused a flood of outrage from the Puritan community. Wife of twins also were sisters, however ordinary, and had Bunkers for 20 children.
Daisy and violet Hilton Poor girls bought from negligent parents, the owner of the pub. Mary Hilton gave Siamese twins his name and gave them a special room in the back of the pub to allow visitors to watch the wonder and order more beer. After Mary’s death the custody of the twins got her daughter, Edith. She also began to exploit the poor girls forced to perform on stage in front of an audience. In the liberation of Daisy and violet attended Harry Houdini, which case attracted the attention of the public. Freed from excessive guardianship through the court, Siamese sisters retired to the English countryside, where have not traveled until his death.
Eliza and Mary Almquist Biddenden girls were born in 1100 to a wealthy family — the official version, this is the earliest documented case of Siamese twins. The father and mother supported the girls in all, good money was a lot. In the year 1134 Mary died from an unknown disease. Doctors offered to separate Eliza surgically, but she refused, saying that they came together in this world together and must go.
All the good twins bequeathed to the poor: for many years the bread, cheese, cakes and beer received among the poor. Until the early 1900s in honor of the generous sisters even held an annual festival Biddendem Maid.
Millie and Christine McCoy Millie and Christine McCoy were born into slavery in 1851 in North Carolina to keep slaves in General was considered good form. Conjoined twins have been sold several times, until they landed in England. Fortunately, the last owner, Joseph Pearson was a good man, and he allowed the girls to keep some of the money from speeches and even presented them to Queen Victoria.
Giacomo and Giovanni Batista Each split to the waist twins, Batista was able to control only one leg, so that the coordination of movements, these guys were not very good. Several tours through Europe and Giovanni Giacomo earned enough to buy a house, and love.
The Hungarian sisters Helen and Judith grew up in the monastery. Realizing that they need to use their position to survive, the twins became professional musicians and began to show his own shows throughout Europe. Career girls made up a terrible accident: fell the stone struck Judith’s head, Helen died a few hours after the sisters.
Rosa and Josepha blažek Parents began to show girls the public since childhood, so they collected money for the operation to separate the twins. Unfortunately, when the required amount has already been collected, rose and Joseph became too old for successful surgery. However, blažek sisters lived quite happily, Rosa even gave birth to a child. In early 1922, Joseph fell ill with meningitis for several months the infection has spread to Rose, the doctors again found themselves powerless to help the unfortunate twins.
Radhika and Dudik Gemini, also known as the Orissa sisters, traveled around the world in the troupe of a Captain Coleman. He was a good man and treated Radhika and Dudik more like a father, not as the owner-exploiter. Unfortunately, in 1902 Dudik became ill with tuberculosis. In an attempt to save the life of Radhika, the doctors separated the twins. The operation was successful, but Dudik died a month later from tuberculosis, which after some time killed and Radik.