Medicine: Iron-Lung Baby

Pretty, 23-year-old Mrs. Virginia Mathers Matthews, her legs and chest crippled by infantile paralysis, has been kept alive for the last month in an iron lung. Last week, in Los Angeles County General Hospital, she gave birth to a spanking 6 Ib. 3 oz. boy. Drs. Dan Golenternek and Nathan Spishakoff delivered her child in 13 minutes without drugs, anesthetics or forceps. During this time she was out of the lung, wore an oxygen mask. Mrs. Matthews was the third iron-lung patient in North America to have a baby. Hers is the first case in which both mother and child survived.


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