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.
Virginia Apgar, American physician, best known for developing the Apgar score, a standardized method for evaluating newborn"s transition to life outside the womb. It's been said that every newborn in a modern hospital anywhere in the world is first looked at "through the eyes" of Dr. Virginia Apgar.
January 14th: Today in 1794, the first documented Caesarean birth was performed in America. Do you have any interesting birth stories in your family history? Births in unusual places, or on the way to the hospital?