Medicine: Mother at Ten

The world's youngest mother is generally conceded to be Lina Medina, of Peru (TIME, May 29, 1939), who gave birth to a 6-lb. boy, by Caesarean section, when she was four years and eight months old. The youngest U.S. mother is a matter of dispute. The American Medical Association, which keeps fairly haphazard, uninvestigated records of such events, has listed the youngest U.S. mother as a ten-year-old Illinois girl who gave birth to a full-term baby in 1936.

Last week obstetricians had another birth to wonder at. In Memorial Hospital at Wilmington, Del., ten-year-old Rosalie Moss, a Negro, gave normal birth to...

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