THE CONJOINED TWINS BORN IN VALDARNO AL TERRAIO

Elio De Angelis

Abstract


 

Surgical pre and post operativo problems involving the separation of conjoined twins of ischiopagus type make actual the interpretation of a relief coming from the Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala in Florence and dating probably from XVth century. The work has been sculptured after the death of a couple of ischiopagus twins in the same Hospital in 1316. Their birth is registered in Giovanni Villani's Cronaca in Petrarca's Rerum Memorandarum Libri. 

 

Key words: Ischiopagus - Conjoined Twins - History of Malformations. 


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