Medicine: Fortune for Fecundity

On Halloween, 1926, mischievous Charles Vance Millar, rich, unmarried Canadian lawyer, silver mine owner and race track gambler, died in Toronto. When his will was examined it was found that he had left $500,000 to that Toronto mother who bore the most children within the next decade. To be counted, the offspring might be born alive or dead, legitimate or illegitimate. With Oct. 31 just six weeks away, the Toronto baby derby last week entered the home stretch. Five fecund women were running almost neck & neck. Of these, three would be out...

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