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ADVENTURES OF A YANKEE REPORTER.

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.”

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

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

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