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BIRTH OF A BABY IN NEW GUINEA
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INTRODUCING A FILM on the birth of a baby in New Guinea,1 Dr. Margaret Mead said that it had been taken during 1938 in the tribe shown in one of the episodes in the film of the babies being bathed.

The film shows the treatment of an infant from a moment before the cord was cut and just after the birth. The mother had started to run to the village to fetch tobacco for her husband, and the child was born suddenly, in a little wood behind the village.