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Siamese Twins

Date Submitted: 11/15/2004 05:47:23
Category: / Literature / English
Length: 2 pages (545 words)
Individuals partially or wholly double, but joined together, are represented by the rare occurrence in man of Siamese Twins. Conjoined twins have fascinated people for centuries and are increasingly accepted into our everyday lives as we grow to understand their unusual physical and emotional bonds, and learn more about the science behind their development. Chang and Eng Bunker changed the way society viewed conjoined twins and others with profound physical differences. They introduces the world …
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…New Orleans, Millie-Christine was kidnapped by a man named Smith who was their exibitor. They were returned to their owners several years later. Billed as the “Two Headed Nightingale,” Millie-Christine enjoyed tremendous sucess in show business (Beardsley 4). A week after their sixty first birthday on October 12, 1912, Millie died of tuberculosis and Christine died seventeen hours later. On their tombstone was inscribed the words, “A soul with two thoughts. Two hearts that beat as one” (Beardsley 6).
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