Medicine: 3.3 Babies per Woman

A recent statement that the average U. S. woman produces 3.3 babies, bestirred Dr. Rawlins Cadwallader, 71, of San Francisco, whose "genealogy is so complete that I know practically all the births on both sides to 1697, and on my maternal side for hundreds of years more." The women in his family, he reported in last week's American Medical Journal, produced an average of 3.4 babies, demonstrating that "families were no larger in the 1700's than today."


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