Pediatrics: The Pride of Aberdeen

Aberdeen, a typical prairie town in South Dakota, had seen nothing like it since the introduction of the ring-necked pheasant turned the town into a hunter's paradise. Telegrams poured in, including greetings from the President of the U.S. and Senator Karl Mundt. Newsmen, radio and TV crews were everywhere. St. Luke's Hospital swarmed with guards trying to control the unusual traffic. The quintuplets born to Mary Ann Fischer, 30, wife of a billing clerk in a wholesale grocery, were thriving, and the town was afire with pride.

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