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Baby with Heart Defect Named Maria Corazon

Maria Corazon Rafael 1939
Maria Corazon Rafael
On August 7, 1939, a 7-pound baby girl was born in a maternity hospital in the Tondo slum district of Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

Everything about the baby was normal except for one thing: she was born with her heart outside of her body.

As doctors debated what to do, they protected her tiny heart with a stemless cocktail glass.

She slept and ate normally, though her crib was lined with hot water bottles and she was fed with an eye-dropper. Whenever she cried, her exposed heart would beat faster.

Her mother, Esperanza Rafael, was told about her daughter’s condition several days after the birth. By then, a Catholic priest had already baptized her with the name María Corazón, Spanish for “Mary Heart.” (Typically the name María Corazón refers to the Virgin Mary, but in this case, of course, it also referred to the baby’s dire medical condition.)

Esperanza attributed her daughter’s malformation to her worship of a picture of the Sacred Heart, which features the exposed heart of Jesus Christ.

Visitors flocked to see María Corazón. One of these visitors was Aurora Quezón, wife of Philippine president Manuel Quezón. Another was Manila Mayor Juan Posadas, who “told doctors to spare no efforts to save the child … he would pay all expenses.”

María Corazón’s father, a 31-year-old mining company clerk and law student, turned down various commercial offers, including “a $10,000 offer by a Manila sportsman to take the baby to the New York World’s Fair by clipper plane.”

The doctors refused to risk María’s life by performing an operation, but they did bring in a movie camera to record the baby and her exposed heart.

The resultant film was to be donated to medical science, said Dr. Guillermo del Castillo, who delivered Maria, for study in the hope that some technique could be devised to correct such future abnormalities should it fail to aid its donor.

After living a total of 162 hours and 25 minutes, baby María Corazón died of bronchial pneumonia on August 14.

Sources:

  • “Baby Born in Philippines With Heart Outside Body.” Milwaukee Journal 8 Aug. 1939: 6.
  • “Credits Worship for Baby With Heart Outside Body.” New London Evening Day 9 Aug. 1939: 9.
  • “News Summary.” Philippine Magazine. 36.9 (1939): 358.
  • “Operation on Baby Ruled Out.” Leader-Post 10 Aug. 1939: 5.
  • “Outside Heart Baby Dies After Living for Week in Hospital in Manila.” Evening Independent 14 Aug. 1939: 3.
  • People in The News.” LIFE Aug. 28, 1939: 20.
  • “Picture Held Reason for Malformation.” Leader-Post 9 Aug. 1939: 1.
  • Wilson, Richard C. “Child With Heart Outside Body Amazes Entire Medical Profession.” Bend Bulletin 10 Aug. 1939: 1.

Phone Book Fishing on Kauai – Flordeliz, Kuuipo, Scottland, Zenichi

I’ve been on the Hawaiian island of Kauai for the past few days, and — in between checking out various canyons, waterfalls, and lava-rock pools — I scanned the Kauai phone book for cool first names.

Here are the most interesting I found:

Alouette
Ariston
Asipeli
Benhur
Bienvenido
Bonifacio
Buenaventura
Buenoflora
Butac
Castro
Charming
Clisson
Cobina
Corazon
Danalan
Danvic
Delpidio
Dominador
Edelwisa
Ederline
Eleuterio
Emiteria
Ercelly
Estanislao
Eufracio
Eugemar
Expedita
Fakhry
Filsann
Flavra
Florafina
Flordeliz
Framil
Franchot
Fredinita
Fredlynn
Fualupe
Germilin
Geronimo
Gingerlynn
Granatanne
Guadencio
Haunani
Hedelisa
Heifara
Hermogenes
Huilani
Hulukape
Ilaise
Irvharc
Iwalani
Jhoane
Judhvir
Kai-nani
Kalani
Kananaikahaku
Katalika
Keikilane
Keohokui
Kilaina
Kuuipo*
Kuulei
Laninbwij
Laukona
Leialoha
Leimomi
Leilani
Leodigario
Lichelle
Linekona
Lockwood
Lodring
Loisi
Mariamagdalena
Masanori
Mavourneen
Memory
Michael-Michael
Milimili
Mimsy
Mitsuji
Monalisa
Myloyce
Nandanie
Naokichi
Nargis
Nathrene
Necoal
Nolemana
Norvin
Olegario
Oric
Otusia
Petroline
Porfiria
Primrose
Puanani
Rikito
Rizal
Rudra
Rustico
Sadhunathan
Sailor
Saturnina
Scottland
Shigenori
Shyronjon
Sioux
Sojourner-Truth
Surachat
Texas
Thanawat
Tirunathan
Tootsie
Trinidad
Trink
Utahua
Villamor
Vitaliama
Vrushali
Waihang
Waldemar
Wannapha
Warlito
Watoru
Welerico
Wiphada
Woonteng
Zenichi

The names in boldface are my favorites.

*Kuuipo is based on a Hawaiian word meaning “my sweetheart.” I’ve been seeing a lot of it in jewelry stores, engraved on rings, bracelets and pendants.

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