• Short Summary

    THE FOUR SURVIVING FRENCH QUINTUPLETS ARE BEING WATCHED OVER IN INCUBATORS IN A PARIS HOSPITAL.?

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    THE FOUR SURVIVING FRENCH QUINTUPLETS ARE BEING WATCHED OVER IN INCUBATORS IN A PARIS HOSPITAL. THIS FILM IS THE FIRST ON THEM THERE, BUT TWO OF THE BABIES WERE NOT FILMED BECAUSE OF THEIR DELICATE CONDITION.

    HERE IS THIERRY, AGE FOUR DAYS -- THE SECOND BORN, AND CATHERINE, THE FIRST BORN. PROFESSOR LELONG, THE HEAD OF THE PEDIATRIC CENTRE WHERE THEY ARE BEING KEPT, SAID THEIR CONDITION WAS NOT BAD. BUT THEY WERE GOING THROUGH A PERIOD OF BREATHING TROUBLES AND WERE HAVING TO BE NOURISHED WITH GLUCOSE THROUGH A FEEDING TUBE.

    THE OTHER TWO BABIES, ALSO A BOY AND A GIRL, WERE BEING CARED FOR IN THE SAME WAY. THEY WERE UNDER INTENSIVE CARE AND THEY WERE BEING MASSAGED FROM TIME TO TIME OFF BREATHING STOPPAGES.

    PROFESSOR LELONG SAID HE THOUGHT THE NEXT 14 DAYS WOULD TELL WHETHER ALL THE BABIES WOULD BE OUT OF DANGER. THE DIFFICULTIES ARISE FROM THEIR EXTREME IMMATURITY -- THEY WERE BORN ALMOST TWO AND A HALF MONTHS PREMATURELY.

    THEIR FATHER RAYMOND SAMBOR, IS A POSTMAN, AGED 33. MONIQUE, HIS WIFE, WHO IS 27, IS DOING WELL AT A MATERNITY HOME. THEY HAVE BEEN OFFERED A NEW FIVE-ROOM FLAT BY THE LOCAL COUNCIL IN THE PARIS SUBURB OF COLOMBES. AND TWO FRENCH FIRMS HAVE OFFERED TO SUPPLY THE BABIES WITH FREE CLOTHES FOR A YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6KP1F3JUOKXW55PA501RX1GN2
    Media URN:
    VLVA6KP1F3JUOKXW55PA501RX1GN2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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