• Short Summary

    A 31-year-old Australian woman who has lived in an iron lung for eleven years gave birth on Tuesday, November 21, to a healthy baby girl weighing sight pounds 10 ounces (3.9 kilos).

  • Description

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    GV Main street Peak Hill
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    CU Sign "Peak Hill"
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    SV Compressor outside window
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    SV INT. Daughter holding baby with father onlooking PAN TO mother in iron lung
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    SV Family group by bed/lung
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    CU Baby
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    CU Mother in iron lung
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    SV Father talks to mother
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    Initials SGM/1912 SGM/1920



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A 31-year-old Australian woman who has lived in an iron lung for eleven years gave birth on Tuesday, November 21, to a healthy baby girl weighing sight pounds 10 ounces (3.9 kilos).

    The baby was delivered by forceps delivery.

    Mrs. Barbara Millgate is believed to be the first woman in the world to conceive in an iron lung and give birth successfully. She had been almost totally confined to the iron lung in her home at Peak Hill -- about 250 miles (400 kms) west of Sydney -- since poliomyelitis left her paralysed form the neck down.

    A doctor attending Mrs. Millgate -- who spent more than a month in hospital preparing for the birth -- said the top half of her iron lung was opened for about an hour during the birth and that she was given a blood transfusion to raise her blood pressure after the delivery.

    Although she was described as "very tired" after the birth, Mrs. Millgate is reported as being well -- while the baby girl, so far unnamed, is said to have the strongest pair of lungs heard in the hospital for some time.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD54T7CE59TRT3NC4WB7ISY378
    Media URN:
    VLVAD54T7CE59TRT3NC4WB7ISY378
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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