• Short Summary

    A TEAM OF SURGEONS AT TURIN, IN ITALY, ARE MAKING FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR AN OPERATION TO SEPARATE SIAMESE TWINS.

  • Description

    A TEAM OF SURGEONS AT TURIN, IN ITALY, ARE MAKING FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR AN OPERATION TO SEPARATE SIAMESE TWINS. THE TWINS, GIUSEPPINA AND SANTINA FOGLIA, AGED SIX, WERE ADMITTED TO THE REGINA MARGHERITA HOSPITAL SOME WEEKS AGO FOR CLINICAL TESTS BY THE SURGICAL TEAM.

    AT BIRTH THE GIRLS WERE JOINED AT THE HIP AND TWO YEARS AGO UNDERWENT AN OPERATION TO MAKE MOVEMENT EASIER. DESPITE THE HANDICAP THE YOUNGSTERS HAVE LEARNED TO MOVE FREELY AND WITH REMARKABLE CO-ORDINATION.

    THE HOSPITAL TEAM WHICH WILL PERFORM THE OPERATION IS BEING LED BY PROFESSOR SOLERIO, AND THE ACTUAL OPERATION WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN A SPECIALLY DESIGNED THREATS WITH A LARGE OPERATION TABLE FITTED WITH TWO OXYGEN TENTS. THE PREPARATION FOR SURGERY HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT SO THAT GIUSEPPINA AND SANTINA HAVE BEEN ABLE TO STUDY AND PLAY WITH THE MINIMUM OF INTERFERENCE.

    ON MONDAY THE TWINS WERE ALLOWED OUT OF THEIR QUARTERS TO ATTEND THEIR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION. THE CEREMONY WAS HELD IN THE HOSPITAL'S CHAPEL AND ATTENDED BY THE TWIN'S PARENTS AND THE TEAM WHO WILL PERFORM THE OPERATION. THEY ARE HOPING THAT THE NEXT COMMUNION THEY ATTEND WILL BE AS QUITE SEPARATE INDIVIDUALS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7M2V5WZ4X252TWMXLBBENFZP9
    Media URN:
    VLVA7M2V5WZ4X252TWMXLBBENFZP9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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