The need for cubicle isolation of infants is universally admitted. Not every nursery, however, lends itself to installation of fixed infant cubicles owing to the arrangement of windows, radiators, doors and the like. This was the situation in the nursery in the Children's Ward of the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati.
In order to obviate the difficulties presented by the permanent structures of the nursery, one of us (L. R.) conceived the idea of the construction of a movable, single isolation unit. A most efficient unit was constructed for us by a local firm1 with the dimensions given in the accompanying tabulation.
Rauh LW, Greenebaum JV. A NEW TYPE OF MOVABLE INFANT ISOLATION UNIT. JAMA. 1937;108(5):385. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.92780050001012a