Engines of Our Ingenuity

Some Early Incubator Images
Courtesy of Dr. Helen Valier, UH Honors Program

The five images below serve to illustrate the technology of incubation before the popularization of the idea by Couney and others.

The top two images are from: T. M. Rotch, Pediatrics: The Hygiene and Medical Treatment of Children. (Philadelphia: Lippencott, 1896); the bottom three are from L. E. Holt, Diseases of Infancy and Childhood. (New Your: Allpleton and Co. 1897)


From page 12 of Holt

From page 13 of Holt

From page 291 of Rotch

From page 309 of Rotch

From page 311 of Rotch

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