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July 17, 1915

APPARATUS FOR UTILIZING CITY WATER PRESSURE TO FURNISH COMPRESSED AIR FOR ATOMIZERS

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Highland Park, Ill.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(3):244. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.25810030001017

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Abstract

The apparatus for utilizing city water pressure to furnish compressed air for atomizers, nebulizers, etc., is old in principle, but I have never seen its adaption to this particular purpose. It is cheaper than the pump outfits on the market, and can be installed and all parts furnished by any plumber.

Since I installed my outfit two other physicians in Highland Park have set up similar ones, and they both tell me that it is more convenient than the pump type of compressor.

The tank is placed as near as possible to the water supply and the lead from the top run to any part of the room desired.

Water i s run into the tank until it is from one-half to three-fourths full, depending on the pressure required. The intake is then shut and, in a 10-gallon tank, there will be enough air for the treatment of from three

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