Ernie Defort was born in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada on July 7, 1931 and had a parasitic twin similar to Laloo's or Piramal's, attached at the sternum with two arms and two legs. He was billed as Ernie-Len or Len and Ernie, "Two Boys with One Head". These photos are from a 1936 appearance with Conklin Shows in Vancouver. When the child was 12, his health began to fail. He was taken to the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where a Dr. Henry Meyerding amputated the parasitic twin in October of 1943. Within a month, Ernie had recovered enough to return to school, although he remained somewhat depressed over the loss of his "brother".

 

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