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Thousands of premature infants were saved from certain death by being part of a Coney Island entertainment sideshow.
At the time premature babies were considered genetically inferior, and were simply left to fend for themselves and ultimately die.
Dr Martin Couney offered desperate parents a pioneering solution that was as expensive as it was experimental - and came up with a very unusual way of covering the costs.
It was Coney Island in the early 1900’s. Beyond the Four-Legged Woman, the sword swallowers, and “Lionel the Lion-Faced Man,” was an entirely different exhibit: rows of tiny, premature human babies living in glass incubators.
The brainchild of this exhibit was Dr. Martin Couney, an enigmatic figure in the history of medicine. Couney created and ran incubator-baby exhibits on the island from 1903 to the early 1940s.
Behind the gaudy facade, premature babies were fighting for their lives, attended by a team of medical professionals.To see them, punters paid 25 cents.The public funding paid for the expensive care, which cost about $15 a day in 1903 (the equivalent of $405 today) per incubator.
Couney was in the lifesaving business, and he took it seriously. The exhibit was immaculate. When new children arrived, dropped off by panicked parents who knew Couney could help them where hospitals could not, they were immediately bathed, rubbed with alcohol and swaddled tight, then “placed in an incubator kept at 96 or so degrees, depending on the patient. Every two hours, those who could suckle were carried upstairs on a tiny elevator and fed by breast by wet nurses who lived in the building. The rest [were fed by] a funneled spoon. The smallest baby Couney handled is reported to have weighed a pound and a half.
His nurses all wore starched white uniforms and the facility was always spotlessly clean.
An early advocate of breast feeding, if he caught his wet nurses smoking or drinking they were sacked on the spot. He even employed a cook to make healthy meals for them.
The incubators themselves were a medical miracle, 40 years ahead of what was being developed in America at that time.
Each incubator was made of steel and glass and stood on legs, about 5ft tall. A water boiler on the outside supplied hot water to a pipe running underneath a bed of mesh, upon which the baby slept.
Race, economic class, and social status were never factors in his decision to treat and Couney never charged the parents for the babies care.The names were always kept anonymous, and in later years the doctor would stage reunions of his “graduates.
According to historian Jeffrey Baker, Couney’s exhibits “offered a standard of technological care not matched in any hospital of the time.”
Throughout his decades of saving babies, Couney understood there were better options. He tried to sell, or even donate, his incubators to hospitals, but they didn’t want them. He even offered all his incubators to the city of New York in 1940, but was turned down.
In a career spanning nearly half a century he claimed to have saved nearly 6,500 babies with a success rate of 85 per cent, according to the Coney Island History
In 1943, Cornell New York Hospital opened the city’s first dedicated premature infant station. As more hospitals began to adopt incubators and his techniques, Couney closed the show at Coney Island. He said his work was done.
Today, one in 10 babies born in the United States is premature, but their chance of survival is vastly improved—thanks to Couney and the carnival babies.
Book: The strange case of Dr. Couney
New York Post Photograph: Beth Allen


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What is the truest definition of Globalization ?

Answer :
Princess Diana's death.

Question: How come?

Answer :

English Princess
with an

Egyptian boyfriend

in a French tunnel,
riding in a
with a

Dutch engine,

by a Belgian
who was

drunk on
Scottish whisky,
(check the bottle before you

Challenge the spelling),

closely by

Japanese motorcycles,

by an American doctor,

This is
sent to you by

Bill Gates' technology,

you're probably reading
this on your computer,

uses Taiwanese chips,
and a
in a

Singapore plant,

by Indian
truck drivers,

by Indonesians,
unloaded by

Sicilian longshoremen,
trucked to you by
Who are in the
US Illegally.

That, my friends, is


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Just in case someone out there doesn’t know this. We are 113 days into this year and have lost 103 law enforcement officers in the line of duty. There were also 3 Police K-9’s killed.
Many in America don’t know their names. Here they are...

Sergeant Gordon William Best
Sergeant Daniel Marcus Mobley
Lieutenant Jeff Bain
Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Howell
Sergeant Randall Sims
Deputy Sheriff Jonathan David Price
Police Officer Jay Hughes
Officer Brian David Sicknick
Sergeant David G. Crumpler
Lieutenant William Lyle Gardner
Conservation Officer Steven Reighard
Police Officer Arturo Villegas
Master Corporal Brian Roy LaVigne
Agent Luis A. Marrero-Díaz
Agent Luis X. Salamán-Conde
Agent Eliezer Hernández-Cartagena
Police Officer Melton "Fox" Gore
Sergeant Frederick H. "Butch" Cameron
Detective Sergeant Stephen R. Desfosses
Chief of Police Tony M. Jordan
Corporal Christine Peters
Constable Sherry Kay Langford
Lieutenant Treva Preston
Corrections Officer IV Alfred Jimenez
Police Officer Jerry Steven Hemphill
Sergeant Edward John Marcurella, Jr.
Lieutenant John Reynolds
Corrections Officer Joseph A. Martini
Deputy Sheriff Adam Gibson
Police Officer Brandon M. Stalker
Warrants Officer Toby Keiser
Deputy Sheriff Jacinto R. Navarro, Jr.
Officer Byron Don Shields
Lieutenant Frank Arnold
Special Agent Wayne Douglas Snyder
Captain Michael D'Angelo Garigan
Lieutenant Juan Rafael Rivera-Padua
Auxiliary Sergeant Louis M. Livatino
Director of Field Operations Beverly Good
Sergeant Tommy W. Cudd
Sergeant Jeffery Robert Smith
Special Agent Robert Allan Mayer, Jr.
Sergeant William Brautigam
Correctional Officer Juan Llanes
Sergeant Grace A. Bellamy
Lieutenant Michael Boutte
Special Agent Laura Ann Schwartzenberger
Special Agent Daniel Alfin
Detention Officer Robert Perez
Agent Juan Rosado-López
Patrolman Darian Jarrott
Detective Pedro Junior "Pete" Mejia
Officer Cesar Dangaran Sibonga
Deputy Sheriff Ross Dixon
Corrections Officer IV Vicky James
Investigator Eddie B. Hutchison, III
Chief of Police Timothy John Sheehan
Deputy Sheriff Donald Raymond Gilreath, III
Police Officer Mitchell Penton
Officer Genaro Guerrero
Corrections Officer IV Tawiwo Obele
Major Estaban "Stevie" Ramirez, III
Deputy Constable Manuel Phillipe De La Rosa
Sergeant Richard Paul Brown
Deputy Sheriff Michael Magli
Police Officer Horacio Dominguez
Lieutenant Eugene Lasco
Natural Resources Officer Jason Lagore
Parole Officer Troy K. Morin
Officer Carlos Mendoza
Deputy Sheriff Thomas Albanese
Reserve Deputy Constable Martinus Mitchum
Police Officer Dominic Jared Winum
Captain Justin Williams Bedwell
Police Officer II Jose Anzora
Corrections Officer III Tracey Adams
Officer Crispin San Juan San Jose
Officer Jesse Madsen
Sergeant Barry Edwin Henderson
Deputy Sheriff Stanley "Allen" Burdic
Police Officer Gary Hibbs
Border Patrol Agent Alejandro Flores-Bañuelos
Police Officer Kevin Valencia
Sergeant LaShonda Owens
Police Officer Eric Talley
Chief of Police Fred Alan Posavetz
Correctional Officer Robert McFarland
Senior Master Trooper Todd A. Hanneken
Corporal Kyle Jeffrey Davis
Trooper Joseph Gallagher
Sergeant Shane Owens
Reserve Deputy Sheriff James Driver
Trooper Chad Walker
Corrections Officer Luis Arturo Hernandez, Sr.
Police Officer William Evans
Lieutenant James Kouski
Police Officer Brent Nelson Hall
Deputy Sheriff Christopher Wilson Knight
Sergeant James K. Smith
Deputy Sheriff Thomas Patrick Barnes
Deputy Sheriff Carlos Antonio Hernandez
Border Patrol Agent Christopher Shane Simpkins
Police Officer David Parde
Constable Edward F. Ryan
K9 Figo
K9 Riley
K9 Luna


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Our local Fire Dept. Facebook page was deleted by Facebook, because they shared a fund raising raffle for a volunteer dept. and one of the raffle items was a shotgun.


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Lance Corporal Ned Seath rebuilt a machine gun from two partially destroyed the dark, under fire, while being wounded by a mortar...then mowed down so many enemy he couldn't see over the pile of bodies...

As the enemy massed an assault, Seath's M60 went down. He heard the gun of the team adjacent to his get hit and go down too. Seath grabbed his damaged gun and sprinted through fire to the other team's position. As others held off the enemy with rifles and grenade launchers, Seath disassembled both guns on a poncho. With no light other than muzzle flashes and a flickering flare somewhere overhead, Seath miraculously made one working gun out of two. A mortar exploded nearby as he worked, peppering him with shrapnel. He ignored the raging battle and his wounds to get one operational M60 back in the fight. Once finished, Seath lay prone behind the gun and opened fire at the massed, advancing enemy merely 40 feet away. He cut down so many, so quickly that they piled high in front of him, blocking his view of more advancing waves. Seath stood up, in full view of the enemy, shouldered the M60, and continued firing. He made quick work of the remaining soldiers and stopped the attack.

Seath survived the night and the remainder of his tour. He went unrecognized for his actions for 45 years. In 2011, Seath was awarded the Navy Cross.


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A lawless society. This city is 3 towns over. And the shithole Governor wonders why we hate him.

On Wednesday, April 29th, at about 8:28 a.m., our officers responded to a call of a male who was attempting to break into a vehicle in the 1400 block of South Grand Ave. When we arrived, we contacted Dijon Landrum, M/24, from Monterey Park, as he was attempting to drive away in a stolen vehicle. (The vehicle had been stolen out of East Los Angeles.) In addition to driving a stolen vehicle, he had stolen property and narcotics with him. Landrum was arrested. Due to the California Zero-Bail Policy, he was issued a citation and released.

Approximately one hour after Landrum was released, at about 2:20 p.m., we received a call of unknown male in the area of Bennett and Pennsylvania. This male was carrying a box, and was walking through front yards of residences. It appeared that the male was placing items in this box as he was walking through the properties. When we arrived, we contacted Dijon Landrum a second time, and it appeared he had property in his possession that did not belong to him. Due to the California Zero-Bail Policy, he was issued a citation, and the property was recovered by our officers.

Several hours later, at 8:49 p.m., we received a call of a vehicle that had just been stolen out of a parking lot in the 1300 block of South Grand Ave. Our officers were able to track the vehicle and found it westbound on the 10 freeway in the area of La Puente. With assistance from outside agencies (LA County Sheriffs and California Highway Patrol), they located the vehicle and a pursuit began. The pursuit ultimately ended in Pasadena, and Dijon Landrum was again arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle, and also for evading officers. Due to the California Zero-Bail Policy, Landrum was released with his third citation of the day.

We want to thank all of the citizens that helped with this investigation, particularly those that called when they noticed something suspicious. If anyone has any additional information regarding any of these investigations, or noticed any suspicious activity on home surveillance cameras during that time frame that may be related, please contact our dispatch at 626-914-8250.


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