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One invention that is being used in every country is an infant insulator or infant incubator. The invention was chosen due to the impact it had on lives of many.
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An invention is a useful machine, tool or instrument that has been invented.1 An invention may be invented due to a particular need or problem in the community.
One invention that is being used in every country is an infant insulator or infant incubator.
The invention was chosen due to the impact it had on lives of many. In the late 19th century, some 15-20% of all infants in American cities never lived to see their first birthday.2 The incubator's invention was associated with the French obstetrician Ste´phane Tarnier, who in the 1870s sought to find a means to warm the numerous premature infants who routinely succumbed to hypothermia on the wards of Paris's Maternite´ hospital.2
In Nice, France, Alexandre Lion, developed in the 1890s a much more sophisticated incubator that that of Tarnier's. The Lion incubator was designed to compensate for less than-optimal nursing environment. Unfortunately, it was expensive, limiting its appeals to charity or government supported hospitals.2 Even though it was expensive, and the invention has greatly reduced the mortality rate. As of 2012, there are only 5.98 deaths per 1000 live births in The United States of America.3
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