The Conjoined Twin Sisters Helen and Judith (1701-1723) and Their Pictorial Impact in Later 18th-Century Science

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Given the uniqueness of the Hungarian conjoined twin sisters Helen and Judith (1701-1723) and their lasting influence as an anatomical showcase if not model for mental or social deviant states, we present here a closer scrutiny of their introduction into the scientific literature of the later 18th century by analyzing depictions of the twins from 1707 onwards.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTwin Research and Human Genetics
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)419-424
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 08.2015

    Research areas

  • Science of art - conjoined twin sisters, Conjoined twin sisters Helen and Judith, Conjoined twins, History of medicine, Hungarian, Medicine and art