• Short Summary

    ITALY'S SIAMESE TWINS, WHO WERE SEPARATED IN AN OPERATION LAST MONTH, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) MOVED TO A CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN TURIN.

  • Description

    ITALY'S SIAMESE TWINS, WHO WERE SEPARATED IN AN OPERATION LAST MONTH, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) MOVED TO A CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN TURIN. THE TWINS, SIX-YEAR-OLD GIUSEPPINA AND SANTINA FOGLIA, ARE MAKING GOOD PROGRESS, BUT LONG AND CAREFUL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL THERAPY LIES AHEAD.

    THE TWINS, WHO WERE BORN JOINED TO THE BASE OF THE SPINE, HAD A FAREWELL MEAL BEFORE LEAVING THE HOSPITAL. THEY INSPECTED SOME OF THE DOZEN OF GIFTS SENT THEM AFTER THEIR HISTORY-MAKING OPERATION.

    THEY NEEDED ONLY SLIGHT ASSISTANCE IN WALKING TO THE AMBULANCE. MANY OF THE HOSPITAL STAFF TURNED OUT TO FAREWELL THEIR TWO FAVOURITE PATIENTS.

    EVEN STAIRS PROVED LITTLE TROUBLE. AT THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, THEY HAD TO WALK UP SEVEN FLIGHT. AN AMBULANCE TOOK THEM THERE. IN EFFECT, IT WAS A HOMECOMING, AS THEY HAD SPENT THE SIX YEARS BEFORE THE OPERATION THERE.

    AND FROM THE ONLY BALCONY THEY SAW AGAIN THE SIGHTS OF ROME, WHICH HAD BECOME SO FAMILIAR IN THOSE SIX YEARS. IN THE FOLLOWING MONTHS, THEY WILL UNDERGO SPECIALISED CARE BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO GO HOME TO THEIR PARENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME TO LEAD THE NORMAL, HAPPY LIFE OF ANY OTHER GIRL.

    (DR. LUIGI SOLERIO, THE SURGEON WHO PERFORMED THE OPERATION, CONSIDERS THEM OUT OF DANGER, BUT WILL CONTINUE WATCHING OVER THEM, ESPECIALLY SANTINA WHOM HE DESCRIBED AS THE LESS STRONG OF THE TWO).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5AR92EY0ZHR7JPFDWNCVJ8HC2
    Media URN:
    VLVA5AR92EY0ZHR7JPFDWNCVJ8HC2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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