• Short Summary

    THE VENEZUELAN QUINTUPLETS BORN TO A 35-YEAR-OLD GRANDMOTHER IN MARACAIBO LAST WEEKEND ARE STILL IN INCUBATORS BY DOCTORS REPORT THEY ARE MAKING GOOD PROGRESS.

  • Description

    THE VENEZUELAN QUINTUPLETS BORN TO A 35-YEAR-OLD GRANDMOTHER IN MARACAIBO LAST WEEKEND ARE STILL IN INCUBATORS BY DOCTORS REPORT THEY ARE MAKING GOOD PROGRESS.THE QUINS, ALL BOYS, ARE BEING FED BY EYEDROPPERS.

    MESSAGES CONTINUE TO POUR INTO THE HOSPITAL WITH CONGRATULATIONS BOTH ON THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIVE BABIES AND ON THE MOTHER'S MARRIAGE - 16 HOURS AFTER THE BIRTH - TO OILS WORKED EFREN PRIETO.AMONG THE TELEGRAMS WAS ONE FROM THE COUNTRY'S PRESIDENT, ROMULO BETANCOURT.

    WEIGHT OF THE BABIES RANGE FROM BETWEEN THREE AND FOUR POUNDS, BUT THE HOSPITAL AUTHORITIES WANT TO SEE THEM TIPPING THE SCALES AT SEVEN POUNDS BEFORE ANNOUNCING THEM OUT OF DANGER.

    THE QUINS, BELIEVED TO BE THE AMERICAN CONTINENT'S THIRD, ARE HOUSED IN OXYGEN TENTS.

    DOCTORS AT THE HOSPITAL HAVE BARRED THE WAY TO A STREAM OF COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS SEEKING SPONSORSHIP OF THE BABIES' PRODUCTS.THEY POINTED OUT THE PARENTS WERE OF HUMBLE ORIGIN AND THEY WANTED TO PREVENT THEIR EXPLOITATION.

    PRIETO AND HIS WIFE HAVE A TOTAL OF 14 OTHER CHILDREN BY PREVIOUS MARRIAGES.

    FILM SHOWS THE HOSPITAL, THE MOTHER AND FATHER, AND THE BABIES IN THE INCUBATORS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA81JXI6XC9Z1MOJE1BS36HM7YH
    Media URN:
    VLVA81JXI6XC9Z1MOJE1BS36HM7YH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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