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Mr Oalllngworth, formerly largton to St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, has publioly stated that the smallest living baby he ever saw was one whioh weighed 2lband measured 141n m length. But, then, that was four weeks old. In the account of the aamber of Lilliputian mortals, given before a masting of the Obstetrical Soolety, one h spoken of as weightog lib 18 ob at abont seven weeki old* Dr Bierbaun, of Doraten, detorlbei a child he saw which measured 13}io and weighed l^lb. An Amerioan paper, the "Boston Journal," a year or two baok, mentiooed a child born slightly under this weight. Says the anonymous writer : — ' We know a bright, intelligent little mlao, now residing ia this city who li 11---years old, who weighs about 601 b, end who, when she opene 1 her eyes upon thil world, weighed less than 1} b. She waa the tloUst pleoe of humanity whioh we over heard of. The nurse, m washing «nd dressing her, used to lay her is the palm of her hand, and the first few days of her llfo were ax.ndy spent wrapped ap ia oofctou wool and pUoad In the baaket beside the stove to keep her warm. Her head would go lace a imall'sisad teacup. Oan anyone tell of a smaller edition of huminiiy that grew to be a bright and promising Uttl? My?'

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THE SMALLEST LIVING BABY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2138, 30 May 1889

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THE SMALLEST LIVING BABY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2138, 30 May 1889

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