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Incubators in Hungarian hospital lobbies allow babies to be abandoned more safely

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 24 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:214
  1. Carl Kovac
  1. Budapest

    Hungarian hospitals have reported saving the lives of several babies whose mothers planned to abandon them, by installing an incubator in reception areas, where babies can be left anonymously.

    “Nine babies—that's how many this has saved,” reported an orderly at the Schopf-Merei Agost Hospital in Budapest's district …

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