Medicine: The Price of a Trip?

"At birth the infant was limp. She died with severe respiratory distress at the age of nine hours. The infant weighed 5 Ibs. She had a sloping forehead, poorly differentiated, low-set ears, a broad nose with prominent bridge, and bilateral epicanthic folds. A slight fatty hump was noted at the nape of the neck. Both hands had simian creases. The left hand had four fingers (thumb and three fingers); a rudimentary sixth finger was attached to the right hand. The right foot showed a slight deformity. A roentgenogram taken after death showed eleven pair of thin ribs, absence of part of...

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