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August 1975

Born in a Caul: Remarkable Survival

Author Affiliations

From the Greenbank Maternity Hospital, Darlington, England. Dr. Heggarty is now with the County Hospital, Monkgate, York, England.

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(8):955. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120450061013

• An infant born in a complete caul survived 25 minutes of extrauterine life inside the intact sac of membranes. Up to three years later, no ill effects from this unusual birth have been demonstrated.

(Am J Dis Child 129:955, 1975)

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