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    TOMS RIVER, NEW JERSEY, USA/TRANSKEI, SOUTH AFRICA

    A 7.24 kilogram (16lb) baby boy - the second heaviest ever recorded - was born to Mrs.

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    USA (NBC, APRIL 13, 1983)
    1. SV ZOOM IN TO CU Baby lies in hospital cot (2 SHOTS) 0.07
    2. SCU Father, Mr. Robert Clark, speaks. (SOT) (2 SHOTS) 0.14
    3. SCU Mother, Mrs. Patricia Clark speaks. (SOT) 0.28
    4. SV Mother and her other child look new baby. (3 SHOTS) 0.38
    5. SVs Mother, in wheelchair, carries baby along hospital corridors to waiting journalists. (3 SHOTS) 0.52
    SOUTH AFRICA (FILE, MAY 29, 1982)
    6. SV ZOOM TO SCU PULL BACK TO SV Mother and 10kg baby in hospital. (2 SHOTS) 1.19
    7. CU PULL BACK TO SV Baby on scales. 1.28
    8. SV 22lb baby lies on bed, next to average size baby. 1.37
    TRANSCRIPT: ROBERT CLARK: (SEQ 2) "I'm give him a couple of years and then put him to work."
    PATRICIA CLARK: (SEQ 3) "I'm really going to have to go home and empty the drawers, bury bigger sized clothes, and start all over again."
    QUESTION: "So he's already too big for his..."
    PATRICIA CLARK: "Right. He's into nine-month clothes so far."
    InitialsCC/JRS


    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TOMS RIVER, NEW JERSEY, USA/TRANSKEI, SOUTH AFRICA

    A 7.24 kilogram (16lb) baby boy - the second heaviest ever recorded - was born to Mrs. Patricia Clark on April 12 in Toms River, New Jersey. The as-yet unnamed child was born by Caesarian section and both he and his mother were said to be fine. His father, Robert, joked that in a year or two's time, he would be big enough to go to work. Mrs Clark said that already he was too large for the baby clothes she had prepared, and was about the size of an average nine-month old child. The birth of the heaviest baby on record occurred in South Africa on May 24 last year. Sithandiwe Nimane, who weighed 10.2 kilograms (22.51lbs) was also born by Caesarian section. Prior to the birth, doctors believed that the unusually heavy weight of his mother was due to excess fluid in the womb. Mrs Nimane had four other children who were an average weight at birth, and medical experts considered Sithandiwe's unusual weight might have been caused by a hyper-active pituitary gland.

    Source: NBC/REUTERS LIBRARY

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9LWB0KLXA683XTFMCXIYTQRX8
    Media URN:
    VLVA9LWB0KLXA683XTFMCXIYTQRX8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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