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EVERYTHING ABOUT: Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany
Their parents never thought of getting the twins separated. One of them might die or get physically handicapped for the rest of her life, so it just really wasn't an option for them. The girls were always treated as two separate individuals.Patty (Abby and Brittany's mother) said “when children ask the girls if they have two heads, they say they don't, but that each has their own head. That's what we have encouraged them to do, to develop their own individuality as much as possible.” They buy...
Eng Bunker (1811-1874) - Find A Grave Memorial
Chang and Eng Bunker "On April 13, 1843, they married two sisters: Chang to Adelaide Yates and Eng to Sarah Anne Yates. they shared a bed built for four. Chang and his wife had 10 children; Eng and his wife had 11. In time, the wives squabbled and eventually two separate households were set up just west of Mount Airy, North Carolina in the community of White Plains – the twins would alternate spending three days at each home. During the American Civil War Chang's son Christopher and Eng's so
Yvette and Yvonne Mccarther (1949-1993) were American twins conjoined at the head. They were in the sideshow as children, then spent most of their time at home until their mid-thirties, when they got their own apartment. They attended college and nursing school, but died of heart failure before graduation.
Blanche Dumas was born on the Caribbean island of Martinique in 1860, to a French father and a biracial mother. She had a third leg attached to her sacrum, and her two primary legs were said to be imperfectly developed. The third leg was without a mobile joint but had a bend in it where the knee would have been. Her pelvis was wider than normal and she had double genitalia as well as a duplicate bowel and bladder.
Guadalupe and Josefina Hinojosa were born in Havana, Cuba on November 25, 1912, to Diego Francisco Hinojosa and Maria de Jesus Alcala. Joined at the sternum and abdomen (xipho-omphalopagus), the sisters appeared as a sideshow attraction until a surgeon in San Antonio decided that he could separate the little girls. Guadalupe quickly died. Josefina died in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, on January 19, 2002, the oldest former conjoined twin on record.
Millie and Christine McCoy (1851-1912) were conjoined twins born into slavery. They and their mother were sold to a showman, Joseph Smith. Smith and his wife educated the girls; they eventually could speak five languages, dance, play music, and sing. They were known as 'The Two Headed Nightingale'. In the 1880s they retired and purchased a small farm. Millie died of tuberculosis at age 61, with Christine following hours later. They remain one of the oldest-lived set of conjoined twins.