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The baby born too soon: France, 1950

Premature baby's morning toilet through the portholes of the incubator, Paris, France
WHO/David Seymour

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The baby lives in an almost hermetically sealed world, where temperature, moisture and air are carefully controlled. Temperature is taken frequently during the day. The morning toilet is performed through the portholes of the incubator without removing the child or exposing it to draughts or infection.

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