Baptist State Hospital using an incubator for a premature baby in 1927 was somewhat groundbreaking in Arkansas because the treatment didn’t gain wide acceptance in the medical community until the 1930s and 1940s. Dr. Étienne Stéphane Tarnier first developed an incubator in 1880, but Dr. Martin Couney is credited with bringing them to the public’s attention in the early 1900s when he began setting them up at expositions and amusement parks.