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Alien babies

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 18 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1626
  1. John Ryan, pathologist,
  2. Angela Scott, pathologist
  1. Drogheda, County Louth, Republic of Ireland
  2. Salisbury, Wiltshire

    One Saturday afternoon two golfers in Drogheda found what they believed to be a fetus near a waste bin in the car park of their golf course. The Gardai (police) and a local priest were called. The “find” was brought to the local casualty department, where a doctor inspected it. The case …

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