Reference numberCLP/13/2
TitlePaper, 'Descriptio monstri nati apud Fisherton October 26 1664' by Mr Hand [William Hann] and Roger Baskett
Date7 November 1664
DescriptionAccounts in both Latin and English of the birth of female conjoined twins on 26 October 1664 in Fisherton [Fisherton de la Mere, Wiltshire, England]. The twins had two heads, four arms and hands, and two legs and feet. They lived for two days and died within a quarter of an hour of each other. Original figures of the twins attached.

Subject: Anatomy

Written by Rogert Baskett in Sarum [Old Sarum, Wiltshire, England]. Communicated by Mr [Robert] Boyle. Read to the Royal Society on 9 November 1664.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueEL/B1/82
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8137Boyle; Robert (1627 - 1691); natural philosopher and chemist1627 - 1691
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