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"All the World Loves a Baby" read a sign above the entrance.

For years doctors in the US made little attempt to save the lives of premature babies, but there was one place distressed parents could turn for help - a sideshow on Coney Island. In the 1870s, the French obstetrician Tarnier went to the zoo and noticed an incubator for the raising of chicks. He asked its producer to build one capable of holding premature infants, and by the 1890s incubator exhibitions had spread across Europe and the United States. But the most famous one in America was Dr. Couney's exhibition at Coney Island, which ran from 1903 to 1943.
posted by Hypatia on May 24, 2016 - 27 comments

Make mine Laudanum!

Steampunk is OK, but I prefer Victorian Lowbrow.
posted by JoanArkham on Aug 18, 2009 - 17 comments

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