Conjoined Twins: Brodie

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Conjoined Twins: Brodie Gender: M
Rodney Dee and Roger Lee Brodie
born on 16 September 1951 at 08:57 (= 08:57 AM )
Place Rock Island, Illinois, 41n31, 90w35
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 22°56' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 06°55 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 00°07'


American twin brothers conjoined at the head, noted as the first case where craniopagual twins were separated and one survived.

A surgery to separate them on 17 December 1952 by a team of 68 doctors and technicians in Chicago, Illinois took 12 hours and 40 minutes (starting at 7:50 AM).

Roger died 34 days after the operation, "shortly before 11 PM" on 20 January 1953. Rodney recovered from the surgery but did suffer from neurological damage. Because his skull was never closed he wore a helmet until his death from choking while his father fed him lunch on 9 June 1963 at age 11.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Health : Medical procedure 17 December 1952 at 07:50 AM in Chicago (Separation surgery)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death, Cause unspecified 20 January 1953 at 10:50 PM in Chicago (First twin Roger died, age 16 months)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death by Accident 9 June 1963 (Second twin Rodney, choked to death, age 11)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes news report, The Rock Island Argus (Rock Island, Illinois), 17 September 1951, page 1, "born in St. Anthony's hospital at 8:58 o'clock yesterday morning."

Previously this ADB entry had 8:57 AM, quoting Mary A. Peter in AFA, March 1957, "between 8:55 and 9:00 AM."


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Separated)
  • Personal : Birth : Conjoined twins (Died after separation attempt)
  • Personal : Birth : Infant mortality (One lived a year)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (One lived a year, one lived 11 years)