A hyphenated life

Posted on November 20, 2005 

A hyphenated life

A hyphenated life

Eng and Chang Bunker — the world’s most famous connected twins, the ones who gave us the term “Siamese twins” (they were from Siam) – had died on a cold January night in 1874. They left the world virtually the same way they had entered it 63 years before: simultaneously and not without scandal. Their lives had raised not only eyebrows, but numerous medical and philosophical questions. At least one of these – Would the death of one precipitate the death of the other? – was settled with their passing.

Or was it?

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