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Tuesday, August 06, 2002



Thank goodness for the miracles of modern medicine

In a risky procedure spanning about 20 hours, surgeons in Los Angeles separated 1-year-old Guatemalan twins who were joined at the head. Dr. Houman Hemmati, who assisted in the surgery, said the separation of twins Maria Teresa and Maria de Jesus Quiej-Alvarez appeared to be successful. "Everyone had goosebumps at the end of the procedure," Hemmati told NBC's "Today" show. "People were cheering, people were clapping, people were crying." "It was more than optimistic, it was overjoyed and we can't wait until we see these kids playing, laughing, crying like normal baby children," he said.

This is heartwarming news to start the day with...


posted by John Branch @ 11:57 AM


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