Operation to Save
CHICAGO, March 29.- At
11:30 o'clock tonight the condition of the Siamese twins was
declared to be critical. They many not live until morning. It is
considered improbable there will be an operation. Rosa became
It was said at the home of Dr. Breakstone, director of the
hospital, shortly before midnight that he feared the surgical
shock to Rosa if the stricture uniting her to Josefa were cut.
"The doctor believes the operation could be performed," it was
said; but he does not think that Rosa in her present condition
would not survive the surgery.
Leased Wire to The San Francisco Chronicle Thursday March 29th
Siamese Twins Near
"Siamese Twins" - Rosa and Josefa Blazek, are facing a crisis in
a Chicago hospital. One is seriously ill with jaundice and
should she die, it is probable that the other would also die,
owing to the vital physical connection between the sisters, who
are joined together at the hips. Rosa is the mother of a twelve
year old boy, her husband was killed while serving with the
Austrian Army during the war.
She was the first to
be afflicted with the disease, and is already partially cured.
But her sister Josefa is now much worst and little hope is held
for her. Yet, lying in their bed at the hospital, Rosa can
smile although knowing that her sister's death means hers also
Siamese Twins Left
Only $400 Cash
Chicago, April 19,
- Rosa and Josefa Blazek, the Siamese twins, left an estate of
$400 cash, according to petition for letters of guardianship
filed in the Probate Court here today. At the time of their it
was said that the twins possessed a large fortune, both in
America and Bohemia, their home.
NY Times April 19th
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