ISBN-10:
0674018257
ISBN-13:
9780674018259
Pub. Date:
10/28/2005
Publisher:
Harvard
One of Us: Conjoined Twins and the Future of Normal / Edition 1

One of Us: Conjoined Twins and the Future of Normal / Edition 1

by Alice Domurat Dreger

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674018259
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 10/28/2005
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 800,043
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Alice Domurat Dreger is an American historian of medicine and science and an award-winning writer.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Limits of Individuality17
2Split Decisions51
3What Sacrifice83
4Freeing the Irish Giant113
5The Future of Anatomy142
Notes157
Acknowledgments188
Credits190
Index193

What People are Saying About This

Are we singletons simpletons? It may be so. The evidence Alice Dreger marshalls in this impressively argued, immensely readable book, suggests that conjoined twins are often perfectlyat home in their shared skin, a fact that stretches, if anything, only our assumptions about their double lives. In articulating the rights of the individual in the most intimate of corporations, Dreger makes a persuasive argument for changing society rather than people. Given the recent deaths of the Bijani sisters following separation surgery, Dreger's contribution to the debate has become even more important.

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