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Siamese Twins

Siamese Twins, a lusus naturae, born in Siam, of Chinese parents, in 1811. They were males, and were called Eng and Chang respectively, and were for many years exhibited in different parts or the world. Their bodies were united by a band of flesh and cartilage containing certain inter-communicating vessels. The brothers were 5 feet 2 inches tall, were well made and muscular, and could lift a weight of 20 stone. They were active, swam, walked and ran, and played chess and draughts. In many respects they were one, and their emotions, impressions, and wants were in common, so that they had little need to speak to each other. On the other hand, towards the end of his life Chang took to drinking, and could get drunk without affecting Eng, and the latter was not aware of Chang's death till he woke, he himself dying shortly afterwards, it is said, of mental shock caused by Chang's death. An elaborate post-mortem examination was made. Both men were married and had children.