First Manufactured Female Condom

Female Health Company, of Chicago, IL, USA manufactured Reality, the first female worn condom that was sold in a soft plastic pouch, in 1993. Continue reading

James I – King of England

James VI and I (James Charles Stuart; 19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death in 1625. Continue reading

Orphan Export Program Provides Colonists Cheap Labour

King James I instituted the orphan export program to provide colonists cheap labour for English settlements in the Virginia colonies beginning in 1619, thereby reducing state-supported orphans in British cities. Continue reading

Justus von Baron Liebig

Justus Freiherr von Liebig (12 May 1803 – 18 April 1873) was a German chemist who contributed to agricultural and biological chemistry, and considered the founder of organic chemistry. Continue reading

Mass-Produced Infant Formula Available in Germany

Mass-produced infant formula was introduced in Germany by Baron Justus von Liebig, in 1867. Continue reading

Giambattista della Porta

Giambattista della Porta (Italian pronunciation: [dʒambatˈtista ˌdelːa ˈpɔrta]) (1535 – 4 February 1615), also known as Giovanni Battista Della Porta, was an Italian scholar, polymath and playwright who lived in Naples at the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation.
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The first incubator for premature babies

In 1588 , an Italian natural philosopher, Giambattista della Porta invented an incubator for premature babies, which was a warming box for infants.
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Pablum a Canadian Culinary Creation for Infants

Pablum was and is a mass-produced cereal food for infants, created in 1928 by Alan Brown, a Canadian Paediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Continue reading