Embryatrics: New Concern for the Unborn

In one case out of 25, even in advanced Western countries, a baby is born with a physical or chemical defect that may doom him to an early death or a lifetime of illness. Until a few years ago it was assumed that little or nothing could be done about most of these misfortunes. Then, in 1958, the National Foundation-March of Dimes, having conquered polio, turned its attention and resources to the problem of birth defects. Last week in The Hague, at the Foundation's third birth defects conference of the decade, 975...

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