Medicine: Quintuplets

The rough, nickel-loded, forest-fuzzed Canadian frontier at the east end of Lake Nipissing bulged large with spring's fertility last week. The full moon with Venus, Mars and Saturn accompanying swelled pompously across the midnight sky. And in a lamplit farmhouse near Callander a buxom French-Canadian woman of 24 whimpered with the unusual fullness of her womb. She, too, had three attendants—her aunt, another goodwife who had borne 17 children, and her husband Ovila Dionne. Upstairs in bed were the two boys and three girls of the Dionnes. Four years in his grave...

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