The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies

The Strange Case of Dr Couney How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies The extraordinary tale of how a mysterious immigrant doctor became the revolutionary innovator of saving premature babies by placing them in incubators in World s Fair side shows and on Coney Island a

  • Title: The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies
  • Author: Dawn Raffel
  • ISBN: 9780399175749
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The extraordinary tale of how a mysterious immigrant doctor became the revolutionary innovator of saving premature babies by placing them in incubators in World s Fair side shows and on Coney Island and Atlantic City What kind of doctor puts his patients on display As Dawn Raffel artfully recounts, Dr Couney figured out he could use incubators and careful nursing to kThe extraordinary tale of how a mysterious immigrant doctor became the revolutionary innovator of saving premature babies by placing them in incubators in World s Fair side shows and on Coney Island and Atlantic City What kind of doctor puts his patients on display As Dawn Raffel artfully recounts, Dr Couney figured out he could use incubators and careful nursing to keep previously doomed infants alive, and at the same time make good money displaying these babies alongside sword swallowers, bearded ladies, and burlesque shows How this turn of the twentieth century emigre became the savior to families with premature infants, known then as weaklings while ignoring the scorn of the medical establishment and fighting the climate of eugenics is one of the most astounding stories of modern medicine And as readers will find, Dr Couney, for all his opportunistic entrepreneurial gusto, is a surprisingly appealing character, someone who genuinely cared for the well being of his tiny patients But he had something to hide.Drawing on historical documents, original reportage, and interviews with surviving patients, acclaimed journalist and magazine editor Dawn Raffel tells the marvelously eccentric story of Couney s mysterious carnival career, his larger than life personality, and his unprecedented success as the savior of tiny babies.

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    About “Dawn Raffel

    • Dawn Raffel

      Dawn Raffel is an American writer She has authored two short story collections, a novel, and a memoir Her work has appeared in The Quarterly, NOON, edited by Diane Williams, O, The Oprah Magazine, Conjunctions, Open City, Fence, Guernica, The Antioch Review, The Mississippi Review, The Brooklyn Rail, The Anchor Book of New American Short Fiction, Micro Fictions, BOMB, and numerous other publications.

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