Foreign News: 20% on Twins

Lloyd's, the London insurance corporation famed for willingness to write a policy on anything, upped its rates last week on insurance against twins. Reason for the upping, according to a Lloyd's spokesman, was Mrs. William H. Vanderbilt's recent success in finding out by means of X-ray that she would have twins— (TIME, Feb. 16). Hereafter Lloyd's will ensure against twins, triplets or other multiple births at the new high rate only if a policy is sought in earliest stages. "Much of our business of this character," said Lloyd's spokesman, "comes from the United...

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