Monday, September 15, 2003

Til Death Do Us Part

This article is a fascinating look behind the scenes of one of the most widely-reported surgical procedures this year. Doctors in Singapore attempted to separate Iranian twins joined at the head:

What makes the article so interesting is the fact that it explains, in detail, exactly how far medical imaging has come -- to the point where doctors can build transparent, full-size plastic models of the patient and then practice the surgery ahead of time. It also shows what happens when things go wrong -- in this case, both twins died.

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