First Baby Placed in Incubator

September 7, 2011 | posted in: Tech Chronicles | by

Technology that Shapes Our Lives September 7, 1888 Edith Eleanor McLean, weighing 2 pounds, 7 ounces, was the first baby to be placed in an incubator – at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York. Originally called a “hatching cradle,” the device was 3-ft square, 4-ft high. It was designed to increase the survival..

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