Medicine: Birth Mark

Australian doctors were marveling last week at a baby story in their Medical Journal. The baby's young mother, when seven months pregnant, had accidentally shot herself in the abdomen. A surgeon found that the .22 bullet had gone through her uterus. He sewed up the mother's wounds, deciding against a Caesarean for fear of infection. Five days later a premature 5½ lb. baby was born alive and healthy except for a bloodless bullet hole drilled neatly through its thigh.

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