Medicine: Big Baby

By weight, Mrs. Anthony Caruso's seventh child, born in Newark last week, should have been nine months old. He weighed 18 Ib. at birth. Ordinarily newborn infants weigh 7 Ib. During the first two or three days they usually lose 5 or 6 oz., but regain it by the beginning of the second week. Then the ordinary infant adds poundage until he weighs 20 to 21 Ib. at his first birthday. Mrs. Caruso's 18-lb. son, if he gains weight in proportion to his pre-natal precocity, will weigh 36 Ib. July 1, 54 Ib. next...

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