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ACTIVITY- CASE STUDY:#2In August 2000, a young woman from Gozo, an island south of Italy, discovered that she was carryingconjoined twins. Knowing that health-care facilities on Gozo were inadequate to deal with the complicationsof such a birth, she and her husband went to St. Mary’s Hospital in Manchester, England, to have the babiesdelivered. The infants, known as Mary and Jodie, were joined at the lower abdomen. Their spines were fused,and they had one heart and one pair of lungs between them. Jodie, the stronger one, was providing blood forher sister.No one knows how many sets of conjoined twins are born each year, but the number has been estimated at200. Most die shortly after birth, but some conjoined twins do well. They grow to adulthood and marry andhave children themselves. But the outlook for Mary and Jodie was grim. The doctors said that withoutintervention the girls would die within six months. The only hope was an operation to separate them. This
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