Medicine: Tiniest Baby

When Jacqueline Benson was born at St. Anne's Hospital in Chicago, the doctor did not dare take time to weigh her. Three months premature, she could be carried in a man's cupped hand; she was rushed into an incubator. Even so, she was so tiny—an estimated 12 oz.—that there were no precedents whatever for expecting her to live. But live Jackie Benson did, thanks largely to the devoted day & night care of Nurse Katherine Gallagher.

Last week newsmen looked up the girl who had made medical history, found her 17 and doing well, height 5 ft. 5 in., weight 112 lbs.,...

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