• Short Summary

    FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FRANCE, QUINS - THREE BOYS, AND TWO GIRLS - HAVE BEEN BORN IN A PARIS CLINIC.

  • Description

    FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FRANCE, QUINS - THREE BOYS, AND TWO GIRLS - HAVE BEEN BORN IN A PARIS CLINIC. TONIGHT (TUESDAY) DOCTORS ARE FIGHTING TO SAVE THE LIVES OF THE BABIES - BORN TWO MONTHS PREMATURELY. THEIR MOTHER IS 27-YEAR-OLD MONIQUE SAMBOR, WIFE OF A POST OFFICE CLERK.

    THROUGHOUT THE DAY TELEGRAMS AND FLOWERS HAVE BEEN ARRIVING AT THE SPECIAL HOSPITAL TO WHICH THE BABIES WERE TAKEN SOON AFTER BIRTH. THEIR FATHER SPENT A LOT OF TIME AT THE HOSPITAL TALKING WITH THE DOCTORS ON WHOSE CARE THE LIVES OF THE BABIES DEPEND, AND TO HIS WIFE WHO IS REPORTED TO BE WELL.

    AT BIRTH THE BABIES WEIGHED BETWEEN 2LB 1 1/2 OUNCES, AND 3LB 5 OUNCES. THEY WERE ALL BORN IN THIRTY-SIX MINUTES - A GIRL, A BOY, ANOTHER GIRL, ANOTHER BOY -AND YET ANOTHER BOY. THEY ARE TO BE NAMED CATHERINE, THIERRY, MONIQUE, DOMINIQUE AND JEAN-LUC IN ORDER OF THEIR BIRTH.

    THE 33-YEAR-OLD FATHER HAD AN ANXIOUS TIME WHILE THE BABIES ARRIVED - AND HE FAINTED TWICE BEFORE DOCTORS CAME IN TO TELL HIM THAT ALL WAS WELL. HE TOLD REPORTERS: "I AM OVERWHELMED". THE SAMBORS ALREADY HAVE TWO SONS, AGED FIVE AND THREE.

    THE CONDITION OF THE QUINS TODAY HAS GIVEN RISE TO CONCERN. ALL FIVE HAVE HAD DIFFICULTY IN BREATHING PROPERLY AND DOCTORS SAY THEY "FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL". MOST ANXIETY IS FOR LITTLE JEAN-LUC, THE LAST BORN, WHO IS REPORTED TO HAVE DIFFICULTY IN MAINTAINING HIS BODY TEMPERATURE.

    PROFESSOR MARCEL LELONG IS HEAD OF THE SPECIAL CENTRE WHERE THE BABIES ARE BEING CARED FOR. HE TOLD NEWSMEN THAT THERE WAS NO APPARENT MALFORMATION ON ANY OF THEM. HE SAID THAT A FINAL OPINION ON THEIR CHANCES OF SURVIVAL COULD NOT BE MADE FOR TWO OR THREE WEEKS. THE QUINS WILL HAVE TO BE KEPT IN INCUBATORS FOR AT LEAST A MONTH. THEY ARE BEING FED LIQUID GLUCOSE.

    THE BIRTH OF QUINS IS AN EXTREMELY RARE PHENOMENA - BUT THE PARIS QUINS ARE THE THIRD REPORTED THIS YEAR. IN SEPTEMBER QUINS WERE REPORTED IN SOUTH SUMATRA, WHILE ONLY LAST WEEK FOUR BOYS AND A GIRL WERE BORN IN MOZAMBIQUE. IN THE OPINION OF MEDICAL EXPERTS THE CHANCES OF QUINTUPLETS BEING BORN IS 1 IN 54 MILLION...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA803QEV432CFBGX5MASKN2XXOF
    Media URN:
    VLVA803QEV432CFBGX5MASKN2XXOF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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