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April 5, 1913

A Device to Increase Humidity in the House in Winter

JAMA. 1913;60(14):1094. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340140056024

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To the Editor  —The problem of getting enough moisture in the air of our houses in winter has been rather difficult to solve; but after trying many experiments I have hit on a simple device which may be worth passing along.Some of the various contrivances in the shape of radiator pans are unsightly, and most of them, in my experience, inadequate. Shallow pans placed on top of the radiators are the most effective, but are usually inconvenient and unsightly. The concealed, fluted, deep pans which are made to hang back of the radiators have too small a surface to allow much vaporization, and are poorly heated.To furnish air fit to breathe, a quart of water transformed into vapor every twenty-four hours is none too much for a room 14 feet square. These pans, as I have seen them used, furnish much less than that am unt.I have

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