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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Chapter Summary & Analysis - Separating Twins and The Rest of Their Story Summary

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Separating Twins and The Rest of Their Story Summary and Analysis

Chapter 19

Josef and Theresa Binder of German had been advised by their doctor that the twins they were expecting were Siamese or conjoined twin boys. Theresa's initial reaction was repulsion that she would not be having babies but a monster. She considered suicide that would get rid of all three of them. Realizing she would be committing murder, she could not go through with taking the deadly pills she had gathered. As soon as they were born, Theresa fell in love with them and became a devoted mother. The twins were joined on the back of their heads and shared a section of skull and skin as well as a major vein.

The twins' doctor in Germany contacts Johns Hopkins requesting that its surgical team attempt to separate the Binder twins...

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