Medicine: Baby Induction

The belief that if a childless couple adopt a baby they may soon after produce one of their own is as old as the Bible. Abraham's Sarah bore Isaac 14 years after Ishmael entered their Canaan tent. Jacob's Rachel finally bore Joseph and Benjamin after Jacob begat ten sons and a daughter by other women of his tenthold. A reasoned explanation of such phenomena was offered last week by a zoologist of Burlington, Vt.

Overanxiety for children, apart from actual physical impediments to childbirth, is a great cause of childlessness, declared Director Henry...

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