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Home Delivery Baby Scales

Contributed by Fryeburg Historical Society

These scales were used by Dr. Kenneth Dore in his family practice in Fryeburg, ME. (1938-1974)

The largest baby Dr. Dore delivered weighed 11 lbs. and 7 oz. The smallest baby he delivered weighed 1 lb. 3oz. He put her in a shoebox and placed her near the wood stove to keep her warm. She was fed whiskey with an eyedropper to stimulate her system. Both "babies" are still alive and reside in Fryeburg today. (2006)

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  • Title: Home Delivery Baby Scales
  • Creation Date: 1912
  • Subject Date: circa 1938
  • Town: Fryeburg
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Metal
  • Dimensions: 18 cm x 2 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Fryeburg Historical Society
83 Portland St, Fryeburg, ME 04037
(207) 256-3001
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