• Short Summary

    AMERICA'S QUINTUPLETS - FOUR GIRLS AND A BOY - WERE REPORTED DOING VERY WELL TODAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

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    GV HOSPITAL
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    2.
    SCU DR. BERBOS
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    3.
    SV NURSES IN ISOLETTE ROOM
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    4.
    CU NURSE HOLDS ONE OF BABIES (2 SHOTS)
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    5.
    CU BABY IN INCUBATOR (3 SHOTS)
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    Initials PGR/N/WH/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AMERICA'S QUINTUPLETS - FOUR GIRLS AND A BOY - WERE REPORTED DOING VERY WELL TODAY (SUNDAY). THEY WERE BORN TO MRS ANDREW FISCHER, 30, A FARMER'S WIFE IN ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA, YESTERDAY. SHE ALREADY HAS FIVE CHILDREN.

    THE TWO-MONTH PREMATURE QUINS HAVE BEEN PUT IN ISOLETTES, INDIVIDUAL COMPARTMENTS THAT CONTROL BREATHING AND HUMIDITY. THEY WILL REMAIN THERE UNTIL THEY EACH WEIGH FIVE POUNDS. AT BIRTH THEY WEIGHED FROM 2 1/2 LBS TO 4 LBS.

    DR. JAMES BERBOS, WHO DELIVERED THEM, SAYS THE FIRST THREE DAYS AFTER BIRTH COULD BE THE CRITICAL PERIOD WHEN COMPLICATIONS COULD SET IN. IF THE QUINS LIVE, THEY'LL BE THE FIRST CASE OF SURVIVING QUINS IN AMERICA.

    A ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP HAS BAPTISED THE BOY JAMES ANDREW AND ALL THE GIRLS MARY. THEY WILL GET SECOND NAMES LATER.

    THROUGH THE QUINS ARE DOING FINE THEIR DAZED FATHER, ANDREW FISCHER, 38, A PART-TIME FARMER, IS REPORTEDLY IN HOSPITAL FOR A REST. HE'S SAID TO HAVE BEEN GIVEN A SEDATIVE AND PUT TO BED, EXHAUSTED BY ALL THE EXCITEMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA8ABFIXW4BJD4YUFY1TUQYXRW
    Media URN:
    VLVAA8ABFIXW4BJD4YUFY1TUQYXRW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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