March of Dimes
A letter from Preemie Families - Ain't No Roller Coaster
"Truth is, it makes me really uncomfortable to ask you to wash your hands when you enter the house. I hate that I have to ask if you have had your flu shot and are up to date on your TDaP (pertussis) vaccination. I am just as upset that I have to cancel at the last minute because someone in your family, or our family, has the sniffles. Actually, because we have limited exposure with the outside world, I’m probably even more disappointed to miss your company...."
50 Of The Most Influential Women In Health
Dr. Virginia Apgar, M.D., (born in 1909, and died in 1974) is best known for developing a standardized system to evaluate the health of babies when they are born. The system, called the Apgar score, was developed in 1952 before the era of fetal monitors and involved looking at the infant's breathing, skin color, muscle tone, reflexes and pulse, according to the March of Dimes.
March of Dimes Contribution | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A toddler inserts a dime into a March of Dimes collection board as her mother holds her and looks on. The collection is to raise money to eradicate polio. RECORD DETAILS Image ID: 8532 Creation Date: 1955-01-05 Creator Name: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel City: Milwaukee County: Milwaukee State: Wisconsin Collection Name: Classified File Genre: Photographs
Supporting the U.S. Army northern area command's March of Dimes is Private Nick Clooney, brother of singer Rosemary Clooney. He is a disc jockey for the Armed Forces network "Platter Parade," broadcast yearly in support of the campaign to raise funds for the fight against infantile paralysis. January 17, 1956
January 18, 1948 - This huge story book balloon figure (Panda) was one of the features of the March of Dimes inaugural parade on Wilshire boulevard. For nearly four miles, the boulevard was lined by approximately one million spectators. The March of Dimes campaign seeks to bring renewed hope for children crippled by polio. (Herald Examiner Collection
Coney Island’s Baby Incubator, 1930s
Coney Island Infant Incubators. Dr. Martin Couney invented the infant incubator funded his endeavor by charging admission, as a sideshow. He had his attraction in Luna Park from 1903 to 1943 and another in Dreamland from 1904 until the dreamland fire in 1911. He is accredited for saving 6500 premature babies. Infant Incubators were not excepted by hospitals until the 1930s