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1896 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
inflation is done by a bicycle pump, each side beiug inflated separately. By depressing one side as shown in the photograph (No. 2) the patient cau be rolled into the tub as easily as onto a sheet. The water is poured in from pails or better still a tap, aud is drawn off through a large pipe attached to the bath. The patient is then rolled out over the depressed side and the tub removed. The sides can be kept inflated, it not being necessary to deflate one side for each bath, as it is found
more » ... as it is found that the patieut cau easily be rolled over the inflated side, when folded down. -This tub was made under my direction by the Davidson Rubber Company, for the Massachusetts General Hospital, aud has been in continuous use this summer and autumu in the services of Drs. Cutler and Shattuck, to whom I am indebted for the opportunity to test the tub. It has also been used uuder Drs. J. J. Minot and Vickery while substituting. The effect iu reducing temperature in the typhoid patients has been marked ; the patients themselves have found the bath comfortable, and lastlya very practical evidence of the tub's value the ward-tenders aud nurses are unanimous in its praise.
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