Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.


When the Siamese twins died, Philadelphia surgery had the honor of dissecting them ; and under the peculiar circumstances one having died of horror consequent on his brother’s death —the public were in a fever heat of expectation to leam whether they could have existed apart. Various were the artifices resorted to by the specials to gain a knowledge of this fact, the doctors having sternly declared that they would not admit the Press, as it looked like pandering to the morbid appetite of the public. Medical students and full blown doctors, with duly “ vised ” certificates from other cities, increased to an alarming extent. Hospital porters were offered premiums to vacate their positions for one day only. But all was of no avail, the doctors closed the doors, and the operation began. At the conclusion it was ascertained that the twins could have undergone a successful severance in life. At that interesting moment, or in the debate that followed, one of the doctors observed an unusually life-like hue upon a subject waiting for dissection. But what was his horror, and indeed the horror of them all, as the remark fell from his lips, to observe the corpse suddenly jump up and make for the door. He opened it in time and fled, followed by the enraged doctors. A cab was waiting outside, and into this popped the supposed corpse, to be driven like mad to the railway station, where the complacent special safely arrived, with the knowledge that he had made a big “ beat.”

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

ADVENTURES OF A YANKEE REPORTER., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 666, 19 June 1882

Word Count

ADVENTURES OF A YANKEE REPORTER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 666, 19 June 1882

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.