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In this photo taken, Thursday, July 23, 2015, Beth Allen displays a photograph at her home in Hackensack, N.J., taken by her father after she was born premature in 1941. A century before reality TV, premature infants were put on display in primitive incubators. People paid 25 cents to see them at world's fairs, on the Atlantic City boardwalk, the sideshows at Coney Island and elsewhere. It was the only option for parents desperate to keep their babies alive, and Dr. Martin Couney did his best to oblige. From 1903 to 1943, Couney estimated, he kept alive 7,500 of the 8,500 children that passed through his incubator sideshows. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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