Two of Three Pairs of
Boston, Mass, here are two of the three pairs of Siamese Twins now
living. The girls are the Gibbs Twins of Holyok Mass. The boys
are the Godino Twins. The boys welcomed the girls to the hub when
they returned from Europe on the S.S. Laconia
International Newsreel - 8-19-1930
Calif. In what may be the first such case in modern medical
history, Siamese Twin girls joined at the top of their heads were
born Saturday, an announcement from the General Hospital here
disclosed today. Normal in every other respect, the twins react
independently, one often sleeping while the other cries. When it
is learned if they have separate brains, a decision regarding
possible surgery may be made. Their mother Mrs. John B. Jones, a
divorcee with seven other children.
Soundphoto 5-16-49 - Los Angeles Examiner
physician Monday said it has been decided it is surgically
impossible to separate these Siamese Twins born Sept. 16 at St.
Anthony Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brodie of East Moline, Ill.
The physician said it has been proven they have the same
circulatory system and it is assumed there is a central nervous
system for both infants. X-rays showed the heads of the twins
fused at the top in a fibrous union. The Brodies have three other
children, all completely normal. The twins, both boys, have been
named Rodney D. and Roger Lee.
INP Soundphoto Rock Island, Ill 9-25-1951
The Siamese Twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Roy T. Brodie,
of East Moline, born Sept. 16, were admitted to Illinois research
hospital today, where they will undergo further study to see
whether an operation would be possible. Rock Island brain
specialists said an operation at this time would be fatal. Nurse
Margaret Florence tends to the wants of the twins, Rodney, (Left),
INP Soundphoto - Chicago - 10-31-51 - Herald American Photo
Siamese Twins for Siam Napit, left, and Prissana,
three year old Siamese Twins for Siam, play with a telephone as
they pose during a visit to Washington. The twins, adopted
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Atkinson, were joined
chest-to-chest when born in Thailand, formerly Siam. A successful
1955 operation in Chicago separated them.
The twins' real parents permitted the Atkinsons to adopt them and
have lived in Bangkok where Atkinson is an adviser to the Thailand
government under the International Cooperation Administration.
AP Wirephoto - Washington May 8, 1955
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