1975: Two sets of conjoined twins successfully separated


Conjoined twins Yew Sun and Yew Tze Foo from Singapore and Melbourne conjoined twins Grant and Andrew Priestly are presented to The Royal Children's Hospital, ten weeks apart.

The Foo twins had a combined wight of 4.8kg and were joined from the breastbone to the navel with a shared liver. They were successfully separated by Dr. Peter Jones and his team.

The Priestly twins had a combined weight of 6kg and were joined at the lower abdomen and shared a small intestine. They were successfully separated by Dr. Nate Myers and his team.

The Foo Twins, 1975
The Royal Children’s Hospital; Parkville, Victoria
Gelatin silver photograph