• Short Summary

    THE NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER, MR. KEITH HOLYOAKE, HAS PROMISED GOVERNMENT HELP FOR THE QUINTUPLETS?

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    THE NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER, MR. KEITH HOLYOAKE, HAS PROMISED GOVERNMENT HELP FOR THE QUINTUPLETS BORN IN AUCKLAND ON TUESDAY NIGHT. MR. HOLYOAKE SAID HE WOULD SEE TO IT THAT THE LAWSON FAMILY GOT HOUSING, NURSING AND ANY OTHER HELP THEY NEEDED.

    MR. AND MRS. SAM LAWSON ALREADY HAS A FIVE-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, LEE ANN. NOW, THE FAMILY IS MORE THAN DOUBLED WITH THE QUINS -- FOUR GIRLS AND A BOY. MRS. SHIRLEY LAWSON WAS SMILING HAPPILY IN THIS RADIO PICTURE -- JUST TWO HOURS AFTER GIVING BIRTH TO THE QUINS. HER HUSBAND RUNS A FISH AND CHIP SHOP AT NEW LYNN -- AN AUCKLAND SUBURB.

    THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S HOSPITAL IN AUCKLAND SAYS THE QUINTUPLETS AND THEIR MOTHER ARE IN THE BEST OF HEALTH. THE BABIES WERE ALL BORN WITHIN HALF AN HOUR. THE ODDS FOR THE BIRTH OF QUINTUPLETS ARE SAID TO BE ABOUT ONE IN 54-MILLION.

    DOCTORS CONFIRMED THE MRS. LAWSON HAD HORMONE TREATMENT TO HELP HER HAVE MORE CHILDREN. SHE WAS THE FIRST OF A GROUP OF WOMEN AT THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S HOSPITAL WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR FERTILITY DRUG TO INDUCE PREGNANCY. THE QUINS WERE ALL REPORTED PROGRESSING WELL.

    MEANWHILE, A SWEDISH WOMAN TREATED WITH HORMONES, HAS GIVEN BIRTH TO QUINS -- THREE BOYS AND TWO GIRLS ON THURSDAY. ALL THE THREE BOYS HAVE SINCE DIED. THE GIRLS ARE STILL SURVIVING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3P3499IK2VKHKZF3V1ARQ5MCN
    Media URN:
    VLVA3P3499IK2VKHKZF3V1ARQ5MCN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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