Medicine: Baby Saver?

The tragedy of incompatible blood types (Rh-positive and Rh-negative) causes some married couples to condemn their own babies to death in infancy—or even before birth. Last week slim, brunette Mrs. Bettina B. Carter, 38, of Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, told the Pennsylvania State Medical Society of a possible remedy.

About 85% of the white race have the mysterious Rh factor in their blood. These people are called "Rh-positive." The rest, with no Rh factor, are "Rh-negative." When an Rh-negative woman marries an Rh-positive man, their child may be Rh-positive, inheriting its blood type from the father. The two types of blood are...

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