For Children

Start Over Add to My Lists Export Return To Browse
Record:   Prev Next
Author Moss, Marissa.
Title Boardwalk babies / written by Marissa Moss ; illustrated by April Chu.
Publication Info. Berkeley, California : Creston Books, [2021]
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Children's Non-Fiction  Juv. 618.9 M    IN LIBRARY
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 31 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In the late 19th century, there wasn't much hope for premature babies-- until Dr. Couney developed the incubator. The device was so new and strange, hospitals rejected it. So Dr. Couney set up a sideshow at Coney Island, taking care of the tiniest newborns as part of a display to convince the public that incubators worked. Thousands of babies grew into healthy children as Boardwalk Babies, including Dr. Couney's own premature daughter. Many of those babies came back as adults to thank the doctor for his miracle cures. Science meets magic show in this fascinating true story.
Subject Couney, Martin, 1870-1950 -- Juvenile literature.
Incubators (Pediatrics) -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Respiratory therapy for newborn infants -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Premature infants -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Exhibitions -- United States -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Carnivals -- United States -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Neonatal intensive care -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Chu, April, illustrator.
ISBN 9781939547668 (hardcover)
1939547660 (hardcover)