• Short Summary

    THE SIX-YEAR-OLD FOGLIA SIAMESE TWINS PLAYED WITH THEIR DOLL AND YELLOW DUCK TODAY (TUESDAY), HAPPY AND CHEERFUL AFTER BEING SEPARATED YESTERDAY IN A TURIN HOSPITAL.

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    THE SIX-YEAR-OLD FOGLIA SIAMESE TWINS PLAYED WITH THEIR DOLL AND YELLOW DUCK TODAY (TUESDAY), HAPPY AND CHEERFUL AFTER BEING SEPARATED YESTERDAY IN A TURIN HOSPITAL. PROFESSOR LUIGI SOLERIO, WHO HEADED THE 14 DOCTOR TEAM IN THE DIFFICULT FIVE-HOUR OPERATION, SAID SANTINA AND GUISEPPINA WERE IN BETTER CONDITION THAN EXPECTED, BUT WARNED THAT FOR AT LEAST THREE DAYS AFTER THE OPERATION THERE WAS THE DANGER OF A SUDDEN COLLAPSE.

    THE TWIN GIRLS, DAUGHTER OF A BUTCHER, WERE UNITED BY THE LAST VERTEBRA OF THEIR SPINAL COLUMNS AND HAD PARTS OF SOME DELICATE ORGANS IN COMMON. A PRELIMINARY OPERATION WAS CARRIED OUT SUCCESSFULLY ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO.

    SANTINA AND GUISEPPINA ARE IN OXYGEN TENTS AT THE MOMENT, BUT THEY APPEARED HAPPY AND WELL, AND WERE ABLE TO TALK TO REPORTERS. ONE SAID: "NOW WE'LL BE ABLE TO GO HOME. WE WILL BE TWO GIRLS." THEY HAVE SPENT ALL THEIR LIVES IN HOSPITAL.

    THE PROBLEM NOW, DR. SOLERIO SAID, IS TO WATCH THE BIOLOGICAL SURGICAL, PHYSICAL, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL REACTIONS OF THE TWINS SUDDENLY BECOMING TWO PEOPLE.

    YESTERDAY'S OPERATION WAS ONLY THE FOURTH TIME THAT PEOPLE JOINED IN THIS WAY HAD BEEN SUCCESSFULLY SEPARATED. IN AT LEAST SIX OUT OF 18 OPERATIONS TO SEPARATE SIAMESE TWINS IN RECENT YEARS, ONE OR BOTH OF THE TWINS HAS DIED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZNVKOVGENX8ZVHRAG1Z2WBGP
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZNVKOVGENX8ZVHRAG1Z2WBGP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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