Siamese Twins in Dayton
Dayton, O., Ronnie and Donnie (Left) Galyon,
Dayton's seven-month-old Siamese twins, sit in
their special "chair-tender" at St. Elizabeth's
Hospital, where they were born. The chair was
built for the children by their father, Wesley
Galyon, a 27-year-old plumber's apprentice.
Normal in almost every way except that they are
joined at the abdomen by a tissue, the Galyon
twins have an excellent chance of surviving.
Doctors hope to cut away the tissue after they
reach the age of two. Doctors said they will
have to replace a colon of one with a segment of
his own bowels, since they have a single colon.
Each boy is almost perfectly developed and has
control of his mental facilities. They show all
of the normal ambitions and habits of children
their age and they are completely unaware that
they are two of the most unusual children in the
world. The Galyons have two other youngsters
who are perfectly normal.