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October 22, 1938

THE SMALLEST BABY TO SURVIVE

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Le Sueur, Minn.

JAMA. 1938;111(17):1583. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790430067023

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  Some time ago Mrs. Grace Thomas of Le Sueur, Minn., read a statement that the smallest baby on record to live and develop normally weighed 1 pound 5 ounces (595 Gm.), which reminded her of the fact that she had a daughter who weighed only 20 ounces (567 Gm.) at birth. She asked me to forward her affidavit.

STATE OF MINNESOTA } ss. COUNTY OF LE SUEUR  Bridget Shea, being first duly sworn on oath deposes and says that she is over 65 years of age and that she lives at 402 North Second Street in the City of Le Sueur, Minnesota, and that she has lived at 402 North Second Street in the City of Le Sueur for over twenty years. Affiant states that Ruth Thomas of 316 North Second Street in the City of Le Sueur was born on February 24, 1920. Affiant was present at

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