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Siamese Twins’ Future in Doubt

The health of the Siamese twins born at Hadassah Hospital Saturday night began to fade this afternoon. At the same time, a panel of eminent doctors reached the conclusion that the twins cannot be separated because they share vital parts of the same heart.

The doctors, who included top surgeons and pediatricians from around the country especially called in, also reached the sad conclusion that neither of the twins can be saved by surgery at the expense of the other’s life. This is also because the twins share a heart and liver. They are joined at the breast and stomach.

A Hadassah Hospital spokesman said if the twins lived a week, the experts would be called in again for another examination to determine if their physical situation had changed sufficiently to attempt an operation designed to save at least one of them. But the spokesman admitted that it was considered unlikely that they would survive.