The lives of chang and eng siams twins in nineteenth century america joseph andrew orser on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers connected at the chest by a band of flesh chang and eng bunker toured the united states and the world from the 1820s to the 1870s. The lives of chang and eng has 26 ratings and 6 reviews belinda said i was really excited to read this book when i came across it at the library siams twins in nineteenth century america as want to read a dry but well researched book about chang and eng the conjoined twins from siam who lived during the civil war most . Chang and eng bunker may 11 1811 january 17 1874 were siamese american conjoined twin brothers whose fame propelled the namesake expression siamese twins to become synonymous for conjoined twins in general widely exhibited as curiosities they were two of the nineteenth centurys most studied human beings. When in february 1874 surgeons at philadelphias college of physicians reported the findings of their postmortem examination of conjoined twins chang and eng bunker the world famous siamese twins they spoke of the monster now before us the good doctors meant this quite literally. The lives of chang and eng siams twins in nineteenth century america by joseph andrew orser university of north carolina press in trade paperback ebook and audio formats available via amazon
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