Branding Babies

The 1930s-era solution to the problem of babies getting mixed up in hospitals was to temporarily brand newborns with a UV-ray lamp. The procedure was said to be painless, though it was terrible PR to describe it as 'branding'.

Pittsburgh Press - Sep 25, 1938

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 14, 1930

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Oct 27, 2019
     Category: Babies | 1930s

I checked out the subject of the article inset in the bottom picture. Apparently there was a famous case of mixed-up babies in Chicago in 1930.
Posted by ges on 10/27/19 at 09:49 AM
Un hunh, painless. Also, 5G isn't a health hazard. Neither was asbestos...or lead...or benzene.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 10/30/19 at 11:47 AM
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