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Papal blessing

17-March-2016

Pope Francis received Jorge Odón, the Argentinian car mechanic who invented the Odon instrumental delivery device, at a Vatican audience on 11th November 2015. The device which encases the baby’s head in a plastic bag to allow traction, natural rotation and delivery has been endorsed by WHO as a potentially important innovation, and is currently undergoing clinical trials.

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