The Canadian Press

1985-10-27 | Siamese-Twins

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Nine month old Siamese twins were successfully separated in a lengthy operation at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children on October 27. Canadian Press reporter Mike Omelus had this report.

Date: 1985-10-27
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 41 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it took twenty two and a half hours to separate near and she the ram color one the babies from Trinidad were born joined at the waist and shared among other things a common pelvis and genitals hospital spokesman Claudia Anderson says the separation was successful but there will be a lengthy recovery period I think what we're saying they were successfully separated we stay with a great deal of caution that surgery is extremely complex and it's it's incredibly invasive Anderson says the twins will both remain mail the hospital was the focus of attention and some controversy last year when doctors not only separated another pair of Siamese twins but surgically transformed one of them into a girl like almost Toronto >>

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