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BLANCHE DUMAS – 3 Legged Courtesan

The strange story of Blanche Dumas is truly stranger than fiction. It is believed that Blanche Dumas was born on the island of Martinique in 1860 to a French father and a mother was a quadroon (one quarter black). At the age of 25 Blanche was visited and documented by Bechlinger of Para, Brazil and…

LAZARUS-JOANNES – Early Parasitic Twins

Ambrose Paré wrote in 1530 of a forty year old man with a headless parasitic body hanging ‘like a pendulum’ from his belly. He also wrote of a German man, ‘born the same year that peace was made with the Swiss and King Francis’ who had a parasitic head protruding from his abdomen. These accounts…

PARASITIC TWINS

Parasitic twining is believed to be related to the process that results in conjoined twins, thus parasitic twins are also often referred to as asymmetrical conjoined twins or unequal conjoined twins. The direct cause and reason for parasitic twining is still somewhat unknown however the leading theory states the two separate embryos or fetuses are…