Download e-book for iPad: Conjoined Twins: An Historical, Biological and Ethical by Christine Quigley

By Christine Quigley

while human ova fail to completely separate while pregnant, the result's conjoined twins. The twins will be attached by way of ligament, bone, or simply flesh, they usually usually percentage organs, yet what captures such a lot people’s curiosity is whether or not the twins percentage sensations, concepts or even souls.
This encyclopedia provides entries on conjoined twins all through historical past, the organic explanations and results of twins being born conjoined, and moral matters resembling self-support and separation surgical procedure. it's also entries at the smooth standardized terminology used while discussing conjoined twins, the types into which conjoined twins were looked after, medical professionals prior and current who've played separation surgical procedures, and hospitals, corresponding to Children’s clinic of Philadelphia, which are identified for the separation of conjoined twins.
This e-book even covers fraudulent conjoined twins and fictional ones in books written by means of such authors as Mark Twain, Vladimir Nabakov, and Katherine Dunn. different entries hide proper motion pictures, web content, and institutions.

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