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June 1949

SIMPLIFIED PENICILLIN NEBULIZER APPARATUS

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;49(6):643-644. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.03760120070007
Abstract

MUCH has been written concerning aerosolizers for penicillin and other medicinal agents. All of the apparatus in use depend on the positive pressure of an oxygen tank to produce nebulization. In addition, a mask and a rubber bag are part of the equipment. The method which is the basis of this report depends on a small nebulizer which is connected by a rubber tube with a source of compressed air, either a tank or an electrically driven apparatus.

For some time I have been administering, in nebulized form, solutions of such substances as penicillin, streptomycin, sulfathiazole sodium, epinephrine hydrochloride, amphetamine and various antiseptic and oily mixtures for disease of the nasal and lower respiratory passages. When oil is used, sweet almond oil is always the base. Oil is nebulized more rapidly than aqueous solution because of the greater viscosity, which offers more resistance to the stream of air, thereby

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