Thursday, October 17, 2002

A 14-year-old girl in south-eastern Brazil has given birth to a baby boy with two heads. According to the article, "doctors found the boy had one heart, one liver and one set of lungs, but two heads, two spines, two brains and two oesophagi..." The personal identity philosophy scholars will like the next sentence: "'I believe there are two children, because there are two heads and two separate brains', Dr Jose Sabino de Oliveira, director of the hospital's paediatric intensive care unit, said in a televised interview." According to physicians, "The child is healthy and can survive."