Documentary and artistic evidence for conjoined twins from sixteenth century England.

@article{Anderson2002DocumentaryAA,
  title={Documentary and artistic evidence for conjoined twins from sixteenth century England.},
  author={T. Anderson},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics},
  year={2002},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={
          155-9
        }
}
  • T. Anderson
  • Published 2002
  • History, Medicine
  • American journal of medical genetics
  • Our knowledge of disease in earlier Britain is largely based on the study of skeletal remains. However, a series of sixteenth century illustrative ballads provides the first proof for conjoined twins from late medieval England. The dearth of archaeological cases may be due to lack of definite skeletal changes or as a result of the remains being denied burial within consecrated ground. Other cases may exist, but documentary evidence is biased to the later medieval period, when such birth defects… CONTINUE READING
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