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December 1, 1986 | Associated Press
Female Siamese twins who shared a liver are breathing normally and have regular heartbeats after being surgically separated at a Wuhan hospital in Hubei province, the Peking Daily said Sunday.
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October 9, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Legendary neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, professor emeritus at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a critic of President Obama's health care reform efforts, has been hired by Fox News as a contributor. Carson rose to prominence in medical circles when he successfully separated conjoined Siamese twins in 1987. In 2008, President George W. Bush awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In recent years, Carson has also built a following for his political views and attacks on political correctness.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1989 | Compiled from staff and wire reports
Siamese, or joined, twins could develop in the early stages of embryonic growth after exposure to electric currents as weak as those from a toaster, a Canadian researcher said Monday. Dr.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2013 | By David Pagel
Surrealism never took root in America. When the visual arts came into their own in this country around the middle of the 20th century, the most prominent movements steered clear of Surrealism's embrace of life's unconscious underbelly. Pop, Minimalism and Conceptualism dispensed with the irrational messiness of inner lives in favor of easy-to-read emblems, squeaky-clean surfaces and brainy language games. The pivotal year was 1958, when Jasper Johns first exhibited what would come to be known as his trademark works: juicy pictures of targets, flags and numbers made of torn newspaper, fleshy wax and dripping pigment, some with 3-D objects attached and others with built-in boxes, their hinged covers lifted to reveal life-size faces.
NEWS
March 2, 1996 | Associated Press
Saying they were leaving part of their hearts behind, parents of a surviving Siamese twin took the baby girl home to Tijuana on Friday. Their trip came a little more than a month after Sarah Morales was separated from her twin, Sarahi, who died 3 1/2 hours after surgery at Children's Hospital in San Diego. Born Jan. 12 at a Tijuana clinic, the girls were joined at the chest and abdomen.
NEWS
November 27, 1988 | Associated Press
Siamese twins who shared a heart and liver and who doctors said could not be separated have died 11 days after their birth, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday. The twin girls died late Thursday of failure of the heart and respiratory system, said Rochelle Cohen, spokeswoman for the University of Maryland Medical System. Doctors had announced Wednesday that the twins could not be separated without both of them dying.
NEWS
January 5, 1993 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yvonne and Yvette McCarther, Siamese twins who were joined physically at the head and emotionally at the heart, have died in Long Beach, it was learned Monday. The Rev. John Shepherd, who worked with them during their career as gospel singers and remained their friend, said the 43-year-old women were found in their home on Saturday. Death, he said, resulted from natural causes, and their family has decided against an autopsy. Services are pending.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1993
Compton Community College has created a scholarship fund in memory of former students Yvonne and Yvette McCarther, the Siamese twins joined at the head who died earlier this month at 43. The fund is to help disabled students pay for books and tuition. It will be administered through the Disabled Student Services office on campus, school officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2011 | By Richard Rayner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
To say that Ricky Jay does card tricks is, as Mark Singer once noted in the New Yorker, somewhat akin to suggesting that "Sonny Rollins plays tenor saxophone. " Jay is one of the greatest sleight-of-hand artists ever to fool and wow an audience. A few years back, at a theater in Westwood, I saw him quote a ballad by the French poet/thief François Villon, as translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, while simultaneously performing the famous party piece of his stage act, piercing the skin of a watermelon, or, as Jay puts it, the "thicker pachydermatous outer-melon layer," with a single playing card flicked at 90 mph from between his fingers.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2010 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Steve Carell and Paul Rudd want to make one thing clear: They're not the second-coming of Laurel and Hardy. "For one thing, I look horrible in a top hat," Rudd deadpanned. "I'm so glad you said something," Carell joined in. "I didn't want to tell you." Be that as it may, there's no denying that anything this modern-day tag-team touches turns to slapstick gold. After they helped propel such films as "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" into box-office hits, Carell and Rudd are teaming up again in Paramount's "Dinner for Schmucks," which hits theaters July 23. A loose remake of the 1998 French comedy "Le dîner de Cons," the film is about a group of colleagues vying for a career boost who gather for a monthly dinner hosted by their ruthless boss and compete to see who can bring the most pathetic and idiotic guest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2006 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Juliet Chung, Times Staff Writers
It was a bold rescue effort, offering tiny conjoined twin sisters, only 10 months old, hope for a normal life. Eighty doctors and nurses worked in a 22-hour surgery to separate Regina and Renata Salinas Fierros, fused from the lower chest to the pelvis, locked in an awkward embrace. The successful surgery at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles last month made national headlines, and reporters kept a virtually round-the-clock presence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2006 | Juliet Chung, Times Staff Writer
For the first 10 months of their lives, Regina and Renata Salinas Fierros have been facing each other in what looks like a permanent hug. Today, a team of 80 doctors and nurses will attempt to separate the twin sisters, joined from the lower chest to the pelvis, in an operation that could last 24 hours or more.
NATIONAL
May 13, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Mayo Clinic surgeons in Rochester separated 5-month-old twins born joined at the chest and abdomen after nearly seven hours of surgery to untangle their livers, reposition their hearts and divide a shared intestine. Abbigail and Isabelle Carlsen spent their first five months looking eye to eye, often bumping legs and arms and touching each other in the face.
WORLD
November 21, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Egyptian twins born joined at the top of the head returned to their home country, still wearing protective helmets two years after successful surgery in the United States to separate them. "The dream of my life, to hold each of them separately, has come true," their mother, Sabah Abu Wafa, said.
WORLD
February 20, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Egyptian doctors removed a second head from a 10-month-old girl who had one of the rarest birth defects. Manar Maged was in serious but improving condition after the procedure to treat her for craniopagus parasiticus, said Abla Alfy, a consultant in pediatric intensive care at the hospital in Benha, about 30 miles north of Cairo. "After surgery ... you get unstable blood pressure, you get fever. But she is stabilizing," Alfy said.
NATIONAL
July 3, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Thirteen days after they were separated, the formerly conjoined twins Erin and Jade Buckles were released from the hospital several weeks earlier than expected. The 4-month-old girls headed home to Woodbridge, Va., from Children's National Medical Center, where they were separated June 19. The identical twins had been joined from their chests to their abdomens. They shared a liver, and one baby's heart rested horizontally, protruding into the other girl's chest cavity.
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