Baby Scale

This baby scale was used by Dr. Eli Irvine who practiced medicine in Weston, ON (now part of Toronto) beginning in the 1890s.

Emerging in the medical clinics of Paris in the  middle of the nineteenth century, the baby scale became a critical instrument in distinguishing ‘normality’ from ‘abnormality’ in infant development.

(Late 19th Century)

Source: UTSIC