The ethics of caring for conjoined twins. The Lakeberg twins.

D. C. Thomasma, J. Muraskas, P. A. Marshall, T. Myers, P. Tomich, J. A. O'Neill

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In June 1993, conjoined twin Amy and Angela Lakeberg became the focus of national attention. They shared a complex six-chambered heart and one liver; only one could survive separation surgery; and even her chances were slim. The medical challenge was great and the ethical challenges were even greater.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-12
Number of pages9
JournalThe Hastings Center report
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy


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