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October 9, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(15):1213-1214. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.92680150003011c

The accompanying illustration shows a new oxygen tent that provides a cooler atmosphere and is in general more comfortable to the patient than those previously described. It encloses the head and chest of the patient, being smaller than the portable tent of Barach and Binger1 and larger than the head tent of Roth.2 The head tent idea of Roth has been employed. The tent is suspended from an arm carried by a standard which is mounted on an easily movable four-wheeled base. The frame of the tent or hood consists of a flat piece of aluminum 2 feet square and flanged on all four sides for the attachment of the tent material. The latter consists of rubberized silk into which are attached two celluloid windows 21 inches square. The aluminum frame that forms the roof has a window of celluloid in the middle 19 inches square.