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May 5, 1923

HEATED BED FOR TRANSPORTATION OF PREMATURE INFANTS

JAMA. 1923;80(18):1313. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.26430450001011a

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Abstract

This electrically heated bag is constructed to meet conditions encountered in the home and in transporting premature infants from distant points by train or automobile. It is designed as a part of the obstetric department equipment for general and special hospitals or other institutions likely to be called on for the temporary care of premature infants.

The hand bag is of leather and steel construction, 19½ inches long, 9½ inches wide and 15 inches deep. It is divided into two compartments, the lower containing electric heating units, and the upper the crib. It is ventilated through the top by means of an adjustable slide. Observation of the infant is made possible through a glass window in the front of the bag, and a thermometer is fastened on the inside at the window in such a position that it may be easily read from without. The bag is electrically lighted, the

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