I was born in 1921, many weeks premature. The doctor handed me to my mother, and both he and the midwife said I couldn't survive. My mother has told me that she placed me naked between her breasts, and kept me there for many weeks. I was too weak to suckle, so she fed me drops of milk and water through a medicine dropper, and at times a tiny drop of brandy.
I am now 71 years of age and living proof of the power and dedication of the maternal instinct.
ANGELA M. FRAMPTON
North Shields, Tyne and Wear
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