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Catalog Number 2005.2.1743
Object Name Newspaper
Scope & Content Copies: 1 ( 1 original newspaper clipping with image)

"Mother 5, Child 15 Months
Lina Medina, 5, world's youngest mother, with her 15-month-
old son, Jerry, who will come to Chicago from Lima, Peru, to
undergo investigation of her strange case by a commission of
distinguished American specialists. She will celebrate her sixth
birthday September 23 in Chicago.
Hope Science
Can Explain
Lima Case
Chicago, Aug. 10. - (INS) - De-
claring he expected to silence for
all time skepticism greeting the
announcemtn that a 5-year-old
girl in Lima, Peru, had given
birth to a normal child, Richard
S. Kaplan, Chicago and Gary,
Ind., attorney, said tonight he
was going ahead with plans to
bring the girl to the United
States.
He said the girl, her infant son
and her father and mother will
arrive in Chicago some time this
month. He asserted there was no
intention of placing the girl,
Lina Medina, and her son, now
more than a year old, on ex-
hibition anywhere in the United
States.
The purpose, he asserted, was
to permit a board of five experts
with 'international reputation'
to examine the girl and attempt
to explain the birth. He said only
accredited medical men wil be
permitted to see the girl-mother.
Kaplan said he represents the
girl's family and also a group of
Peruvian and American men in-
terested in clearing the mystery
that surrounded the reported
birth." (front of orignal)
Title "Hope Science Can Explain Lima Case"
Collection Photograph Collection