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"Miracles of Life: A Journey through Premature Beginnings" In the realm of life's delicate rhythms, an irregular heartbeat can sometimes herald a premature arrival

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Irregular heartbeat. Conceptual image of a chest X-ray overlaid with an electrocardiogram (heart monitor) trace showing extrasystole

Background imagePremature Collection: Prince George of Wales and the Edinburgh family

Prince George of Wales and the Edinburgh family
Prince George of Wales (1865-1936), later King George V (pictured centre) with his cousins, the children of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg

Background imagePremature Collection: Special care unit for premature babies, Nether Edge Hospital, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1969

Special care unit for premature babies, Nether Edge Hospital, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1969. Babies being cared for in incubators. Commisioned by the National Coal Board

Background imagePremature Collection: Incubator, 1884

Incubator, 1884
The interior and exterior view of an Auvard incubator for premature babies. Date: 1899

Background imagePremature Collection: Dr Roussell of Geneva giving woman direct blood transfusion from a volunteer, 7 February 1882

Dr Roussell of Geneva giving woman direct blood transfusion from a volunteer, 7 February 1882
530639 Dr Roussell of Geneva giving woman direct blood transfusion from a volunteer, 7 February 1882. After the birth of premature twins in December 1881

Background imagePremature Collection: Singing Too Soon, 1919. Creator: Dmitriy Stakhievich Moor

Singing Too Soon, 1919. Creator: Dmitriy Stakhievich Moor
Singing Too Soon, 1919. [Publisher: Lit. Izd. Otdela Politupravleniia Revvoensoveta Respubliki; Place: Moscow] Additional Title(s): Rano ptashechka zapela

Background imagePremature Collection: A premature baby in one of the machines that can save new born babies

A premature baby in one of the machines that can save new born babies. Each year in Britain about 2000 babies die at birth - because they cannot breathe

Background imagePremature Collection: Fiona Shaw with her son Jamie April 1988 Premature Baby

Fiona Shaw with her son Jamie April 1988 Premature Baby

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Death of Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale
Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864 - 1892), eldest son of Edward VII, he fell ill with influenza in the great influenza pandemic of 1889

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Tsar Nicholas II with his mother
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (1868 - 1918), on horseback with his mother, the Dowager Tsaritsa Maria Feodorovna (1847-1918)

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Princess Helena of Waldeck, Duchess of Albany
Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1861-1922), Duchess of Albany and wife of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany. They married on 27 April 1882 in St George's Chapel, Windsor

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Duke of Clarence
ALBERT VICTOR, DUKE OF CLARENCE AND AVONDALE (1864 - 1892), Elder son of Edward VII, died of pneumonia aged 28; drawn at Sandringham 24 hours after his premature death

Background imagePremature Collection: Comic postcard, Men chat in the street Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Men chat in the street Date: 20th century

Background imagePremature Collection: The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe

The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe
3755660 The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe by Rackham, Arthur (1867-1939); (add.info.: The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe. Illustration by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939)

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The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe
3756191 The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe by Rackham, Arthur (1867-1939); (add.info.: The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe. Illustration by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939)

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Medal ordered by Napoleon in preparation for a successful invasion of England
KDC379793 Medal ordered by Napoleon in preparation for a successful invasion of England, 1804 (litho) by Jeuffroy, Romain-Vincent (1749-1826) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Obverse)

Background imagePremature Collection: UPRISING AT FRANKFURT A premature attempt to establish constitutional government in

UPRISING AT FRANKFURT A premature attempt to establish constitutional government in Germany leads to riots at Frankfurt but is quashed by the authorities Date: 3 April 1833

Background imagePremature Collection: Edward VI, (1537-1553), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Edward VI, (1537-1553), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Edward VI, (1537-1553), 1830. Edward VI (1537-1553) was crowned on 20 February aged nine and was King of England and Ireland from 1547 until his death

Background imagePremature Collection: Premature burial (L Inhumation pr飩pit饩by Antoine Wiertz

Premature burial (L Inhumation pr飩pit饩by Antoine Wiertz
The premature burial (L Inhumation pr飩 pit饩, a 1854 painting by Belgian artist Antoine Wiertz, shows a cholera victim waking up after having been placed in a coffin and buried alive)

Background imagePremature Collection: Illustration of a woman and man standing next to incubator touching baby inside

Illustration of a woman and man standing next to incubator touching baby inside

Background imagePremature Collection: Royal Wedding 1882 -- Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

Royal Wedding 1882 -- Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany
Scene at the wedding service of Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont and Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany on 27 April 1882 in St Georges Chapel, Windsor

Background imagePremature Collection: NURSING, 1942. A nurse caring for a premature infant in an incubator. Photograph by Fritz Henle

NURSING, 1942. A nurse caring for a premature infant in an incubator. Photograph by Fritz Henle, 1942

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Peace Is Coming
A premature celebration of the WWI Armistice in New York City on November 7, 1918, before the ceasefire became official on November 11. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePremature Collection: Dr Roussell of Geneva giving woman direct blood transfusion

Dr Roussell of Geneva giving woman direct blood transfusion from a volunteer, 7 February 1882. After the birth of premature twins in December 1881

Background imagePremature Collection: Incubator, 1899

Incubator, 1899
An elegant French incubator for premature infants. Date: 1899

Background imagePremature Collection: Royal Wedding 1882 -- Duke & Duchess of Albany

Royal Wedding 1882 -- Duke & Duchess of Albany
The newly married Duke and Duchess of Albany arriving at Claremont House, their new home near Esher, Surrey. Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont and Prince Leopold

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Peace with Spain ?
An allegorical print showing the people of France celebrating peace with Spain - but alas, their joy is premature, the two countries will soon be at it again. Date: 1633

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Hand-Feeding a Puppy
A tiny premature or runt puppy is hand reared, by inserting a fine plastic feeding tube into its mouth. The lives of thousands of puppies each year are saved by this method. Date: late 1960s

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Premature Presents
Presents prematurely discovered by small boy, to his nurses dismay Date: circa 1890

Background imagePremature Collection: Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) young, at burrow entrance, Kalahari Meerkat Project

Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) young, at burrow entrance, Kalahari Meerkat Project, Kuruman River Reserve, Kalahari Desert, Northern Cape, South Africa

Background imagePremature Collection: Baby in an incubator, artwork

Baby in an incubator, artwork
Baby in an incubator. Computer artwork of a newborn baby in an incubator. Incubators are used to maintain optimal environmental conditions suitable for a newborn baby

Background imagePremature Collection: Early baby incubator, 19th century

Early baby incubator, 19th century
Early baby incubator. Premature baby being cared for in an incubator with the air temperature maintained at 30 degrees Celsius

Background imagePremature Collection: Girondins in Palaisroyal

Girondins in Palaisroyal
Celebrating the abdication of Louis Philippe, the Girondins stage a concert in the Palais Royal, Paris : but their jubilation is somewhat premature

Background imagePremature Collection: The premature end of the Paris-Madrid automobile race

The premature end of the Paris-Madrid automobile race
An illustration of the premature end of the Paris-Madrid automobile race, showing the arrival at Bordeaux of the first car driven by M. Louis Renault

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Edit De Peronne
Allegorical print in praise of Louis XIII, whose edit de Peronne promises a settlement with Spain - alas, the hopes are premature

Background imagePremature Collection: 1909 / Russian Tyrant

1909 / Russian Tyrant
Socialism expels the Russian tyrant - a somewhat premature cartoon : the Tsar has still eight years to go before his abdication

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Baby in Incubator
A nurse carefully handles a premature baby, holding its head in the incubator

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Premature Baby
A nurse in the Baby Ward holds a premature baby in her lap and gets ready to give the baby its bottle

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Uprising at Frankfurt
UPRISING AT FRANKFURT A premature attempt to establish constitutional government in Germany leads to riots at Frankfurt but is quashed by the authorities

Background imagePremature Collection: Poe / The Premature Burial

Poe / The Premature Burial
THE PREMATURE BURIAL " Deep, deep, & for ever, into some ordinary & nameless GRAVE"

Background imagePremature Collection: Egan / Rise of the Curtain

Egan / Rise of the Curtain
The premature rise of the curtain - a scene not contemplated by the author of the play

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Saving Vines Beaujolais
French wine-growers in the Beaujolais area bombard menacing clouds with a mortar, to cause premature precipitation of rain before it freezes into hail

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Aerial Warfare Foreseen
At the outbreak of war, the role of the aeroplane was uncertain : this prediction of bombing ships was premature, given the rudimentary technology then available

Background imagePremature Collection: Hunting Alphabet - E

Hunting Alphabet - E
E for Enthusiast, hardy and brave till a reckless jump takes him to a premature grave



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"Miracles of Life: A Journey through Premature Beginnings" In the realm of life's delicate rhythms, an irregular heartbeat can sometimes herald a premature arrival. Just like Prince George of Wales and the Edinburgh family, who entered this world before their time, these tiny warriors embark on a courageous battle for survival. Transporting us back to 1969 at Nether Edge Hospital in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, we witness the groundbreaking establishment of a special care unit dedicated solely to premature babies, and is here that science meets compassion as incubators from 1884 cradle these fragile souls with unwavering devotion. Yet amidst the triumphs lie heart-wrenching tragedies. The untimely death of Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale reminds us that even royalty is not immune to nature's capricious hand. Tsar Nicholas II stands beside his mother - both touched by loss - reminding us that premature beginnings are not confined to borders or social status. Princess Helena of Waldeck, Duchess of Albany graces our narrative as she champions advancements in medical care for preterm infants. Her dedication echoes through time as her legacy lives on within each life saved. The specter burial looms ominously over our journey; Antoine Wiertz's haunting painting "L Inhumation précipitée" serves as a chilling reminder that every breath counts when faced with such fragility. Yet hope prevails as modern technology emerges – machines capable of saving newborns like little Jamie Shaw in April 1988 bring solace amidst uncertainty. Fiona Shaw's radiant smile radiates love and resilience alongside her son Jamie – proof that miracles do happen even in the face of adversity. Their story encapsulates the indomitable spirit found within every parent who walks this path. As we traverse through history and witness both tragedy and triumph intertwined within these stories, one truth remains steadfast.