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Jon Gosselin

Fame followed the Henn quads

Fame followed the Henn quads

At nine months of age, they hadn't yet left the hospital, the babies standing at the crib rail. And yet the Henn quadruplets, photographed weeks before they left St. Agnes in October 1947, were already veterans of the international media spotlight — the subject of dozens of news reports, beginning with their discovery in utero through their birth to their parents' efforts to care and provide for them.

As they stood ready to leave the hospital at last for the world beyond, the breathless coverage of their weights and diet, feeding times and diapers soiled was only the beginning.

Reporters followed Bruce, Donald, Joan and Thomas Henn through their childhoods, returning...