St. Louis, Missouri: Two month old Linda Saffel, who weighed only two pounds 15 ounces at birth and now tips the scale at an ounce over five pounds, is ready to be taken home. But before leaving the DePaul Hospital, Baby Linda serves as "model" in a demonstration by Nurse Genevieve Baker, of a new incubator-resuscitator which is already credited with saving three premature infants' lives since it was installed last November.

St. Louis, Missouri: Two month old Linda Saffel, who weighed only two pounds 15 ounces at birth and now tips the scale at an ounce over five pounds, is ready to be taken home. But before leaving the DePaul Hospital, Baby Linda serves as "model" in a demonstration by Nurse Genevieve Baker, of a new incubator-resuscitator which is already credited with saving three premature infants' lives since it was installed last November.

Nurse weighs baby in the nursery of the Cairns General Hospital at the FSA (Farm Security Administration) farm workers' community. Eleven Mile Corner, Arizona. 1942.

Nurse weighs baby in the nursery of the Cairns General Hospital at the FSA (Farm Security Administration) farm workers' community. Eleven Mile Corner, Arizona. 1942.

Before the polio vaccine was available, people suffered paralysis from the disease and many lived in iron lungs, a vintage respirator that allowed them to breathe.

Before the polio vaccine was available, people suffered paralysis from the disease and many lived in iron lungs, a vintage respirator that allowed them to breathe.

Nurse feeding a newborn at the old Benjamin Hershey Memorial Hospital in Muscatine, Iowa. The hospital opened its doors to the first patients in 1902. In 1954, the hospital became a nursing home known as the Hershey Convalescent Home. The Hershey Convalescent Home was torn down in 1983  the Hershey Manor, a 50 unit independent living facility for seniors, was built on the property

Nurse feeding a newborn at the old Benjamin Hershey Memorial Hospital in Muscatine, Iowa. The hospital opened its doors to the first patients in 1902. In 1954, the hospital became a nursing home known as the Hershey Convalescent Home. The Hershey Convalescent Home was torn down in 1983 the Hershey Manor, a 50 unit independent living facility for seniors, was built on the property

Become a NICU Nurse. So grateful for those nurses who saved my baby. Inspiring women. I want to do the same for all babies!

Become a NICU Nurse. So grateful for those nurses who saved my baby. Inspiring women. I want to do the same for all babies!

Baby Incubators- Premature babies were cared for by Dr. Clouney and his trained nurses. This was at a time when hospitals didn't have equipment to care for these infants.

Baby Incubators- Premature babies were cared for by Dr. Clouney and his trained nurses. This was at a time when hospitals didn't have equipment to care for these infants.

Maternity nurse with infant, c. 1900, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, HUP SON Collection. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

Maternity nurse with infant, c. 1900, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, HUP SON Collection. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

Circa 1956

Circa 1956

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