Medicine: Born for Television

Promoters of televised medical demonstrations had always steered clear of childbirth. How could they be sure that the baby would be born on time? For the American Medical Association convention at Atlantic City last week they scheduled color television (over a closed-wire circuit) of a birth, and the expected happened: the happy event was deferred beyond television time. But the program builders found another expectant mother synchronizing her pains with their plans.

In return for having her hospital bills paid, Mrs. James Gallagher, wife of a McKee City roofer, agreed to have her fifth baby before the cameras. At 1:30, the baby's...

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