William Smellie

William Smellie (5 February 1697 – 5 March 1763) was a Scottish obstetrician and medical instructor who practiced and taught primarily in London. Continue reading

Dr. William Smellie

Physician, William Smellie taught obstetrics and midwifery in 1739 around Lanark, Scotland and lectured in London. 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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