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  • Short Summary

    Several shots of an African mother resting after giving birth to quins, the five babies in incubators, one is bottle-fed.

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    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Mtoko, Southern Rhodesia / Zimbabwe

    MS Mother in bed in ward, resting after giving birth to quintuplets / quins - nurse enters with trolley from right. CU Mother lying on her side, the nurse places a thermometer in mouth her mouth and takes her pulse. MS Mother and nurse. Thermometer removed and details noted in book. CS Mother's chart detailing the five babies. Hand completes the temperature graph at bottom.

    MS Three incubators in a ward, a nurse takes feeding trolley up to one incubator. MS One incubator with two girls, one of the girls being bottle-fed. CU Baby being bottle-fed. MS Pan from incubator with two girls to incubator on left with two boys. MS Boys' incubator. Doctor's hands move boys. MS Oxygen apparatus. Doctor adjusting controls. CU Baby girl being bottle-fed. (2 shots). MS Exterior Maternity Block building.

    Note: "Date received" on original document reads: July 1955. Additional contemporary notes read: It is regretted that one of the baby girls has since died. The two surviving girls are named Paulina and Maria, and the two boys are named Alois and Sophia . The mother, Mrs Judith Tanzeni, gave birth to the babies in a hut (in Botsanzira Kraal, near Mtoko) whilst her husband (a farmer) ran through the bush for help. The first child was born at 6 pm, the second and third at midnight and the fourth and fifth in the early morning."

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:29:00 / 01:04:34:00
    UN 2746 C

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