Three Tiny Girls in the Incubators

Triplets and Their Mother Arrive From New York
and Go to the [Pan-American Exposition] Midway

Buffalo Evening News, July 17, 1901

A family of triplets arrived at the infant incubators this morning from New York City. They are good healthy girls, and they weigh altogether nine pounds. They came in a special compartment in the Lackawanna Express, which arrives at Buffalo at 7:45 o'clock, attended by their mother and three trained nurses. The babies are seven months' children. They are 12 days old, and from appearances they have good chances of living if treated in the ordinary way, but the mother feared for them, and having heard of the incubators, she posted off to Buffalo as soon as she was able, and here they are.

The little mites of girls are Roumanians. They have black hair and a good deal of it for babies of their dimensions. They all look alike even to their mother who had them marked for identification so that there would be no mix up in the sleeping cars. Dr. Coney was on duty at the Incubators when they arrived. He was overjoyed at the coming of his guests and he immediately prepared the central three incubators for their reception. Never before has the incubator had a guest from so great a distance. All the nurses were delighted to do the babies honor in the way of getting out soft wrappings and safety devices for their comfort.

At 10 o'clock the three girls were sleeping soundly in their berths. They are duly numbered and recorded in the books of the institution, but in order to be known by their mother who will be a constant attendant on them as she looks through the glass at her babies, Dr. Coney fixed a black bow on the dress of Rebecca, a red one for Rose and a white one for Sophia.

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