|Incubators : a graphic history (Medical Breakthroughs)|
Author: Polinsky, Paige V.
When a baby is born early, an incubator helps the child keep growing. At first, some medical experts were skeptical about these special cribs. But trailblazing doctors' "incubator exhibits" showed people how incubators save lives. In graphic novel format.
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Booklist - 04/01/2022 The practice of using incubators to support premature infants goes back to the 1870s. Despite notable success, most doctors looked upon incubators with suspicion and refused to provide funding. This led innovators to offset expenses by setting up viewing galleries where people would buy tickets to see the tiny babies. This graphic history, part of the Medical Breakthroughs series (6 titles), does an effective job of revisiting these bizarre practices while explaining how incubators help preemies, how the technology has evolved, and how incubators have become hospital fixtures. The illustrations are especially effective in showing how a very inexpensive wax-based incubator created by Stanford University students is saving thousands of babies every year. This graphic offering delivers a surprising amount of information in an accessible, attractive package. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.