Al Leech, United
Press Report, demonstrates with dolls position of the Andrews
Siamese twin girls born here 10/01, to Mrs. Wilfred J. Andrews.
Parents have delayed decision on whether doctors should risk
operation to separate twins until exhaustive tests have been
United Press Photos
Two dolls are held
together to demonstrate the position in which the Andres Siamese
twins, born in Chicago last Friday, are joined at their heads.
photo by Steve Marino. Soundphoto 10-5,1954 Chicago, Ill.
This is a copy of the
X-ray taken of the girls heads shortly after birth. The above
photos are of an unidentified doctor holding two dolls in the same
position that the girls were joined head to head.
Chicago, Ill another
milestone in the annals of medical history was recorded tonight
when twin girls - Deborah Marie and Christine Mary Andres, six
months old, were successfully separated by Chicago surgeons at
The history making
operation took four and a half hours.
X-ray of Andrews
Siamese Twins, born joined at the heads, show a bone structure
which may separate their brains. Such a structure between
the brains would make their case hopeful, it was said yesterday at
a hospital conference in Chicago.
International News Soundphoto
PARENTS OF SIAMESE
Wilfred J. Andrews, 38
year old packing house salesman, and his 34 year old Norene are
the parents of twin girls, joined at the top of their heads, that
were born Friday by caesarian section at St. Anne's Hospital.
A hospital spokesman said the twins, joined very much like the
Brodie twins, are in good condition. Dr. John J. Freeman,
who delivered the Andrews babies, said it has been decided to ask
the specialists who separated the Brodie twins to examine the
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