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these " Children of the Siege" came into the world puny and misshapen. M. LeGrand du Saulle, one of France's most celebrated alienists, has stated that out of ninety-two such children examined by him sixty-four were crippled in mind or body ; out of this number thirty-five showed malformations and twenty-nine were imbecile. There is nothing surprising in these facts. They are but impressive, because exaggerated illustrations of what we see about us daily; children born of want and intemperance.doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390600017008 fatcat:b56bseljqndm3enusl3yyop6zu