High incidence of anencephaly and legal rights.


This work reports a high incidence of anencephaly in a small Brazilian town (Santos Dumont, MG), analyzes its impact on the local population, and studies the legal rights of this population to protect itself from the financial burden and human suffering that this "epidemic" of anencephaly has caused. From 1983 through 1992, 49% more anencephalic infants… (More)