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The C. Everett Koop Papers

Title:
[Clara Rodriguez, age 15]
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Description:
Clara Rodriguez, who was separated from her Siamese twin sister Alta in December 1974, sent Koop this photograph from the Dominican Republic.
An inscription on the back translates to, "To my best friend Doctor Koop, a memento of my fifteenth birthday. Clara Rodriguez, 27-10-88, Much Love" (Clara's sister Alta choked to death at age 3 when she accidentally swallowed a bean.)
Number of Image Pages:
1 (153,573 Bytes)
Date:
1988-10-27 (October 27, 1988)
Creator:
Unknown
Rights:
Courtesy of C. Everett Koop.
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Exhibit Category:
Congenital Birth Defects and the Medical Rights of Children: The "Baby Doe" Controversy
Relation:
Metadata Record [Clara and Alta Rodriguez with their mother] (September 20, 1974) jpg (234,968 Bytes)
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Metadata Record [Operation planning chart for separating a pair of Siamese twins] (December 1974) jpg (258,482 Bytes)
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Metadata Record [C. Everett Koop and his surgical team during the separation of Siamese twins Alta and Clara Rodriquez] (December 1974) jpg (333,781 Bytes)
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Metadata Record [C. Everett Koop and Louise Schnaufer during the operation to separate Siamese twins Clara and Alta Rodriquez] (December 1974) jpg (271,557 Bytes)
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Metadata Record [An exhausted C. Everett Koop following his operation to separate Siamese twins Clara and Alta Rodriguez] (December 1974) jpg (254,525 Bytes)
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Unique Identifier:
QQBBRN
Document Type:
Photographic prints
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2003-05-16
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