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Born to Hoosier Parents --- It Lives but a Short Time.

A Valparaiso dispatch says: An extraordinary freak of nature has just been made public in this city in the shape of a child born without a head. Not the least vestige of that most important part of the human anatomy was visible, except the mouth and chin, which were of the natural size, and formed the adjacent part of the neck as if they had dropped into it.

To the great relief of the horror-stricken mother the child lived only twenty-four hours. The family reside near this city, are well-known and highly respected, and the remaining children who are members of it have no impediments, either mental or physical. The birth of the headless infant occurred last month, and was finally made public by an attendant or neighbor of the family. The obstetrician, Dr. Letherman, when asked today for the facts, frankly admitted them. He declined, however, to give the family name, out of respect for the wishes of the parents, who desired to avoid the unpleasant publicity.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: June 23, 1893
Volume Number: 10
Issue Number: 11
Page: 1
Column(s): 5

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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