INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
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Weighing about two and half pounds, tiny Edith Eleanor McLean becomes the first American baby treated in an incubator. She’s at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York, kept warm and healthy in a 3-ft. square, 4-ft. high box known at the time as a “hatching cradle.” That’s because the device, first used in France a few years earlier, had been modeled after a chicken incubator at the Paris Zoo. But most hospitals didn’t want to spend the money for incubators so several doctors came up with a novel idea—they began charging a fee to watch preemies. Beginning in 1903, and for another 40 years, premature babies in incubators were regularly exhibited at Coney Island. Get the full story.