On September 7, 1888 — 128 years ago today — an incubator was used for the first time in the U.S. to treat a premature baby.
That baby’s name? Edith Eleanor McLean. She was born in New York City, and her birth-weight was below 3 pounds.
These days, Edith ranks 526th and Eleanor 60th.
Source: Accardo, Pasquale. The Medical Almanac: A Calendar of Dates of Significance to the Profession of Medicine. New York: Springer, 1992.