William Smellie (5 February 1697 – 5 March 1763) was a Scottish obstetrician and medical instructor who practiced and taught primarily in London. Continue reading
Physician, William Smellie taught obstetrics and midwifery in 1739 around Lanark, Scotland and lectured in London. Continue reading
Sweden mandated birth registration in 1686 by creating a national birth registry. Continue reading
Giambattista della Porta (Italian pronunciation: [dÊ’ambatËˆtista ËŒdelËa ËˆpÉ”rta]) (1535 â€“ 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.
In 1588 , an Italian natural philosopher, Giambattista della Porta invented an incubator for premature babies, which was a warming box for infants.