The Two-Headed Boy of Bengal

In 1790 the astute surgeon Everard Home wrote of ‘a species of lusus naturae so unaccountable, that, I believe, no similar instance is to be found upon record’.He…

Juan Baptista Dos Santos – The Man With Two Swords

While there is scarce material on Blanche Dumas, her alleged lover Juan Baptista dos Santos was the subject of some fairly intense study. Juan Baptista dos Santos was…

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…

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…

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…