ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Old medical records have been moved out of storage and taken to the St. Louis City Health Department.
Information inside those files could solve a mystery surrounding the old Homer G. Phillips Hospital. Some people believe babies were stolen from young mothers at the hospital during the 1950s and 1960s. There are allegations the babies were either sold or given to couples.
The files could tell women who their doctor was, as well as other information that could inform them what happened to their baby during their stay at the hospital.
Three health department workers will be tasked with searching through the files to try to find the information.
So far, nearly 200 women have called the health department about their concerns. Only 12 women have filled out the required form seeking their medical file. It may be a while before the women are able to obtain their medical records.