A Medieval Surgery, Illustrated: The First Recorded Surgical Separation of Conjoined Twins


  • Krista Zamora
  • Caroline Da Rocha Birnfeld
  • Andrew Barrios




Vol 3. No. 3 (2022)

This issue of SourceLab introduces readers to an example of a Byzantine surgery undertaken in the tenth century, preserved in the Madrid Skylitzes, a twelfth-century illustrated manuscript. 

This publication is part of the digital documentary edition series SourceLab, based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Our Editorial Board conducts rigorous peer-review of every edition.


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