"Updating an old way to leave the baby on the doorstep"
February 28, 2007 6:03am CST
This morning I took a look on the "New York Times" and I found a new about my country (Italia), the title of this article is: "Updating an old way to leave the baby on the doorstep" and the URL to read the whole article buy Elisabetta Povoledo is: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/28/world/europe/28rome.html This is the beginning of the article: ROME, Feb. 27 — In the Middle Ages, new mothers in Rome could abandon their unwanted babies in a “foundling wheel” — a revolving wooden barrel lodged in a wall, often in a convent, that allowed women to deposit their offspring without being seen. Now a Rome hospital, the Casilino Polyclinic, has introduced a technologically advanced version of the foundling wheel — not at all a wheel but very much like an A.T.M. booth. For the first time a new mother left her baby there on Saturday night, and on Monday the child, a boy about 3 months old, was doing well, said Dr. Piermichele Paolillo, who directs the neonatal unit at the hospital. My question is: What do you think? And yet, do you have something like this in your country?
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