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Conjoined twins, 16th century

Conjoined twins, 16th century

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Conjoined twins, 16th-century illustration. This page is from 'Libro nel qual si tratta del parto de l'huomo' (1538), a 16th-century edition of a work on childbirth by German physician Eucharius Rosslin (c.1470-1526). Rosslin's works helped improve midwifery standards that had been contributing to high rates of infant mortality. His writings were translated into many languages. His original work was written in 1513 in German under the title 'Der Rosengarten' (The Rose Garden). This Italian edition ('Book ... Venice.

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