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A Doctor in Time: Making History Matter to a Modern Audience with Dawn Raffel

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Presented by The Creative Nonfiction Foundation at The Beauty Shoppe Arsenal Motors, Pittsburgh PA

Mar 26 2020
A Doctor in Time: Making History Matter to a Modern Audience with Dawn Raffel

Science As Story Lecture Series from Creative Nonfiction

At the turn of the twentieth century, Dr. Martin Couney exhibited premature infants at many world’s fairs and festivals, and at Coney Island and Atlantic City, displayed in their incubators alongside sword swallowers, bearded ladies, and burlesque performers. What may seem bizarre or even grotesque to a modern audience was actually quite innovative; known then as “weaklings,” these previously doomed babies were not allowed in most hospitals, and for desperate families, Dr. Couney was a

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