Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.
Nurses caring for a premature infant, Philadelphia General Hospital, c. From Intensive Hospital Based Care of Infants in Twentieth Century America on the Bates Center's Nursing, History and Healthcare website.
These photos bring a whole new meaning to the phrase, "Dead Gorgeous." Post-Mortem photography was highly common during the Victorian Era, as loved ones desired to have photos to remember the deceased by.
☤ MD ☞ ☆☆☆ A doctor, nursing sister, and nurse attend to babies in the St. The nursing sister is wearing the distinctive "cornette" headpiece that the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul wore until September Date 1964