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Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited is a 2007 memoir written by identical twins Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein and published by Random House. The authors were separated as infants, in part, to participate in a "nature versus nurture" twin study. They were adopted by separate families who were unaware that each girl had a sister. Soon after the twins reunited for the first time in 2004 at the age of 35, they began writing the book. Of the 13 or more children involved in the study, three sets of twins and one set of triplets have discovered one another. One or two sets of twins may still not know they have an identical twin. Twins study Viola Bernard, a prominent New York City psychiatrist, had persuaded Louise Wise Services, an adoption agency, to send twins to different homes without telling the adoptive parents that they were adopting a child who had a twin. Then, researchers sponsored by the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services secretly compared their progress. Bernard believed that identical twins would better forge individual identities if separated. By the time the twins started to investigate their adoptions, Bernard had already died, but the twins found New York University psychiatrist Peter Neubauer who had studied them.The twins study they were involved with was never completed. The practice of separating twins at birth ended in the state of New York in 1980, shortly after Neubauer's study ceased. Neubauer reportedly had Yale University lock away and seal the study records until 2065. He realized that public opinion would be so against the research that he decided not to publish it. As of 2007, the sisters and other twins had not persuaded Yale or the Jewish Board to release the records. By 2018, some 10,000 pages had been released but were heavily redacted and inconclusive.The Neubauer study differed from most twins studies in that it followed the twins from infancy. However, the debate about whether nature or nurture has a greater impact on human development continues. The documentary Three Identical Strangers, which told the story of three male triplets who were also part of the study and found one another at age 19, noted that although much was made of superficial similarities among the three, their personalities were significantly different because they were raised by parents with profoundly different personalities and child-rearing practices. In addition, no one can accurately assess to what degree each infant in the study was shaped by the trauma of separation after several months together as infants. Some researchers nonetheless believe that children's differences are forged less by their families than by genetics and chance. Documentary films Two documentaries about this study have been released, The Twinning Reaction (2017) and Three Identical Strangers (2018), along with the television episode Secret Siblings (2018). References. Discover the Paula Bernstein popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Paula Bernstein books.

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Murder In Vitro


"Bernstein has written a smart, compelling mystery set in the fascinating world of fertility medicine. With so many believable suspects, In Vitro will keep you guessing right to the end." --...

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Murder is a Nightmare


Meet Dr. Andrea Marcus. She's a psychiatrist, Dr. Hannah Kline's closest friend, and she has a problem. She's just accepted a new patient, and she's taken an instant dislike to him. Blake Ha...

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Potpourri is a collection of fourteen short stories spanning multiple genres from science fiction to mystery to memoir to crime. In A Day in the Life of Mrs. Stanley Sokoloff, a ...

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Murder by Lethal Injection


A brutal murder in the operating suite of an exclusive Beverly Hills hospital is investigated by obstetrician Hannah Kline and her recent lover, Los Angeles police detective Daniel Ross.

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Murder in the Family


Hannah Kline is a successful Los Angeles obstetrician and the recently widowed mother of a young daughter. She is barely managing to hold it all together, when her life is shattered once aga...

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Murder in the Goldilocks Zone


Obstetrician Hannah Kline and her brand new fiancé, LAPD Detective Daniel Ross, are about to begin house hunting, when Daniel is put in charge of a high profile murder investigation.

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Identical Strangers


As seen in the hit documentary Three Identical Strangers • “[A] poignant memoir of twin sisters who were split up as infants, became part of a secret scientific study...

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Murder On Her Honeymoon


It was supposed to be the perfect romantic honeymoon for obstetrician Hannah Kline and her new husband, Los Angeles Police Detective Daniel Ross. One week of complete relaxation on an isolat...

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Love Is All Around


A fun and inspirational homage to The Mary Tyler Moore Show --now 50 years after its debut -- with "life lessons" on how Mary Richards serves as an icon and inspiration for ...

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Murder in a Private School


"Mommy, they found a dead child in the bathroom."Dr. Hannah Kline has a busy obstetrical practice, an adorable six-year-old and a brand new live-in lover. The last thing she need...

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How to Be Golden


If there's one thing the nation can agree on--we all love Betty White! This spirited homage to Betty captures her unique humor, timeless wisdom, and impish irreverence that's made her one...

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Identical Strangers

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Elyse Schein had always known she was adopted, but it wasn’t until her mid-thirties while living in Paris that she searched for her biological mother. What she found instead was shocking: ...

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