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Stoppage02 Jul 2020 12:59 p.m. PST

How one man saved a generation of premature babies

Who knew General Bonaparte was born prematurely?

He gave lectures reciting the names of famous men who had been born prematurely and gone on to achieve great things, such as Mark Twain, Napoleon, Victor Hugo, Charles Darwin, and Sir Isaac Newton.

1869 Martin Couney is born in Krotoschen, then part of Prussia

Robert le Diable02 Jul 2020 1:33 p.m. PST

Madame Mere, presumably. An interesting article, with regard to both the incubator/premature birth aspect, and Couney's own ideas on health and well-being (broadest sense). Glad you posted this,

R le D.

Stoppage02 Jul 2020 3:40 p.m. PST

@ R le D

Pleased you enjoyed.

Here is another medic…

Prof Richard Cooke

…pioneered usage of steroids to help develop premature babies's lungs.

My Mum's neighbour and very, very knowledgeable on medieval tax records,silver and lead extraction, parchment, iron-gall ink & much more besides.

Robert le Diable02 Jul 2020 4:33 p.m. PST

Then he may go on to have a Doctorate in some such specialist field, since it seems Professor Cooke intends to study Mediaeval History now. No doubt many of the names he will encounter are those of Kings and Emperors, powerful Warlords and devious Politicians, "all unquiet things". Those whose lives and works most benefit Humanity are often lost to general memory, and – like Herr Couney – known only to the specialist researcher or historian. You see where this is going; my recognition that the beneficial works of many, many people tend to be appreciated only by those directly benefited. Thanks for posting the material, and Good Luck to yourself and your mother, and of course Professor Cooke.

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Chad4703 Jul 2020 2:18 a.m. PST

What on earth has this to do with Napoleonic Miniatures wargaming, which
Is the purpose of this particular page on TMP?????

Allan F Mountford03 Jul 2020 3:26 a.m. PST

'Napoleon' sells, Chad ;-)

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2020 4:26 a.m. PST

Well, Napoleon was responsible for a couple of million premature deaths, so interesting to be reminded that his was a premature birth.

Chad4703 Jul 2020 10:58 a.m. PST

Have you noticed the other board this is on? The ‘Utter Drivel Board' !
Nuff said

Stoppage03 Jul 2020 1:04 p.m. PST


Cute acute observation!

Robert le Diable03 Jul 2020 4:09 p.m. PST

But the articles were interesting! Admittedly, very tangential to Napoleon and certainly to Wargaming, and I wouldn't call it drivel, but in the scheme of things it's positive rather than negative, surely? Come on!

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