Medicine: Unexpectant Mother

Captain Richard R. Lewis of the Los Angeles Fire Department interrupted his Sunday car wash last week to check on his wife, who had not felt well all morning. "Honey," said she, "I think I'm going to have a baby." In the spirit of what he thought was a jest, Lewis answered: "O.K., honey, you just go ahead and have one." Within 45 minutes she did.

Ellen Lewis, 32, was already the mother of three children, aged six to eleven. With each, she had gained a lot of weight, felt the babies kicking, and...

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