Oxygen Enclosures

Oxygen tents, hoods, incubators, and hyperbaric chambers are featured.

Oxygen TentsOxygen Tents
Oxygen Tents
1920s Oxygen Tent1920s Oxygen Tent
1920s Oxygen Tent
Image from Steve & Mary DeGenaro
1932 Pediatric Oxygen Tent1932 Pediatric Oxygen Tent
1932 Pediatric Oxygen Tent
Image from Steve and Mary DeGenaro
1932 Adult Oxygen Tent1932 Adult Oxygen Tent
1932 Adult Oxygen Tent
Image from Steve and Mary DeGenaro
1934 Oxygen Tent1934 Oxygen Tent
1934 Oxygen Tent
Image from Steve and Mary DeGenaro
1934 Oxygen Tent1934 Oxygen Tent
1934 Oxygen Tent
Image from Steve and Mary DeGenaro
1930s Premie Tent1930s Premie Tent
1930s Premie Tent
This photo from the 1930s shows an oxygen tent used in the treatment of a premature infant at Boston Children's Hospital.
Image from Boston Children's Hospital Archives
1940s Oxygen Tent1940s Oxygen Tent
1940s Oxygen Tent
Image from Dennis Glover
1956 Bunn Oxygen Tent1956 Bunn Oxygen Tent
1956 Bunn Oxygen Tent
1950 Oxygen Tent1950 Oxygen Tent
1950 Oxygen Tent
Image from Dennis Glover
OEM MechanetteOEM Mechanette
OEM Mechanette
The OEM Mechanette Pediatric Tent was used between 1956-1964
Image from Felix Khusid
OEM Mechanette TentOEM Mechanette Tent
OEM Mechanette Tent
OEM Mechanette Tent
Image from Felix Khusid
mid-1950s Croupettemid-1950s Croupette
mid-1950s Croupette
The Air-Shields Croupette used ice to lower the temperature in the canopy.
1960 Ad for Ice-free Pediatric Tents1960 Ad for Ice-free Pediatric Tents
1960 Ad for Ice-free Pediatric Tents
1960s Mistogen CAM Tent1960s Mistogen CAM Tent
1960s Mistogen CAM Tent
1967 Cameto's Oxygen Tent Patent1967 Cameto's Oxygen Tent Patent
1967 Cameto's Oxygen Tent Patent
L. R. Cameto’s Patent for Oxygen Tent Atmospheric Conditioning Apparatus
Pediatric Tent – Critical Warning to Parents and VisitorsPediatric Tent – Critical Warning to Parents and Visitors
Pediatric Tent – Critical Warning to Parents and Visitors
Image from Kerry George
1999 Ohio 360 Pediatric Tent1999 Ohio 360 Pediatric Tent
1999 Ohio 360 Pediatric Tent
Image from Kerry George
Oxygen ChamberOxygen Chamber
Oxygen Chamber
1930 Oxygen Chamber Patent1930 Oxygen Chamber Patent
1930 Oxygen Chamber Patent
J.F. Hanrahan’s Patent for the Oxygen Chamber
1936 Oxygen Chamber1936 Oxygen Chamber
1936 Oxygen Chamber
Two options for oxygen circulation in an oxygen chamber are shown in these drawings from 1936.
Image from David Lucas
Oxygen HoodsOxygen Hoods
Oxygen Hoods
1940s Oxygen Hood1940s Oxygen Hood
1940s Oxygen Hood
Image from Steve & Mary DeGenaro
1947 Oxygen Hood Patent1947 Oxygen Hood Patent
1947 Oxygen Hood Patent
C. J. Lamberteen’s Oxygen Hood
1960s Oxygen Hood1960s Oxygen Hood
1960s Oxygen Hood
Oxygen HoodOxygen Hood
Oxygen Hood
A controlled oxygen enriched environment is delivered to a newborn via an oxygen hood.
Image from KUMC Respiratory Care Program
1995 Oxygen Hood1995 Oxygen Hood
1995 Oxygen Hood
Image from Karen Schell
1990s DisposaHood1990s DisposaHood
1990s DisposaHood
Image from Illinois Central College Archives, 1999
1995 Oxyhood Used in a Level II Nursery1995 Oxyhood Used in a Level II Nursery
1995 Oxyhood Used in a Level II Nursery
Image from Karen Schell
Hyperbaric OxygenHyperbaric Oxygen
Hyperbaric Oxygen
1924 Hyperbaric Chamber1924 Hyperbaric Chamber
1924 Hyperbaric Chamber
One of the earliest hyperbaric chambers in the world was developed at New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital and is shown in this 1924 photo.
Image from a collection shared by Aracely Bigelow
1928 The Cunningham Sanitarium, a multi-place hyperbaric oxygen facility1928 The Cunningham Sanitarium, a multi-place hyperbaric oxygen facility
1928 The Cunningham Sanitarium, a multi-place hyperbaric oxygen facility
Dr. Orval J. Cunningham opened this large hyperbaric chamber in 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. Known as the Cunningham Sanitarium, this large million dollar, multi-place hyperbaric chamber could accommodate 40 patients. After the stock market crash in 1929, the facility struggled financially and eventually closed. In 1942, the U.S. War Production Office ordered the metal structure to be dismantled and scrapped to support the war efforts.
Image from Roger Huber
Oxygen SanitariumOxygen Sanitarium
Oxygen Sanitarium
The Cunningham multi-place hyperbaric facility in Cleveland, Ohio is shown on the far right. It is identified as an oxygen sanitarium on this postcard.
1930s Multi-place Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber1930s Multi-place Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber
1930s Multi-place Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber
1930s
Image from Steve and Mary DeGenaro
1960s Linde's Mobile Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber1960s Linde's Mobile Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber
1960s Linde's Mobile Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber
1960s
1960s Topical Oxygen Therapy Sleeve for Wound Management1960s Topical Oxygen Therapy Sleeve for Wound Management
1960s Topical Oxygen Therapy Sleeve for Wound Management
Topical oxygen therapy encompasses an airtight bag sealed around the wounded surface of a limb and high flow oxygen is fed into the bag flowing over the wound. Oxygen is provided to the surface of the wound by diffusion.
Topical oxygen is sometimes labeled as topical hyperbaric oxygen therapy, but this is incorrect. In hyperbaric oxygen, the entire body is exposed to supra-atmospheric pressure and the patient is exposed to increased oxygen pressure by ventilation--thus the increased oxygen pressure is delivered to the wound by perfusion. In topical oxygen therapy, the oxygen is provided to the surface of the wound, and oxygen is delivered to the wound by diffusion at the skin's surface. The mechanisms of oxygen delivery are thus completely different. Advocates for this type of therapy cite decreased costs and increased safety for its usage over hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Since neither CMS nor private payors reimburse for this therapy it has fallen into relative disuse.
1987 Perry Dual Place Hyperbaric Chamber1987 Perry Dual Place Hyperbaric Chamber
1987 Perry Dual Place Hyperbaric Chamber
1987
Image from Roger Huber
1990s Sechrist Monoplace Hyperbaric Chamber1990s Sechrist Monoplace Hyperbaric Chamber
1990s Sechrist Monoplace Hyperbaric Chamber
1990s
Image Roger Huber
IncubatorsIncubators
Incubators
1940s Protective Gear1940s Protective Gear
1940s Protective Gear
Prior to caring for premature infants in the 1940s, anyone who entered the Premature Station were required to wear a cap, mask, and gown. This photo is from the archives of OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois.
Image from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois
1940s Cubicle Incubator1940s Cubicle Incubator
1940s Cubicle Incubator
This photo from the archives of OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois shows cubicle incubators that were used in the early Premature Station in Peoria, Illinois.
Image from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois
1940s Clark Incubator1940s Clark Incubator
1940s Clark Incubator
This 1940s photo from the archives of OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois shows a premature infant in a Clark incubator.
Image from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois
1940s Clark Incubator1940s Clark Incubator
1940s Clark Incubator
This photo from the 1940s Premature Center at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois shows an infant in a Clark incubator.
Image from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois
1949 Portable Incubator Patent1949 Portable Incubator Patent
1949 Portable Incubator Patent
J.L. Pragel’s Patent for a Portable Infant Incubator was awarded in 1949.
1950s Davidson Incubator1950s Davidson Incubator
1950s Davidson Incubator
A premature infant in a 1950s Davidson incubator is shown in this photo from the archives of OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois .
Image from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois
1950s Pragel's Portable Incubator1950s Pragel's Portable Incubator
1950s Pragel's Portable Incubator
1950s
Image from Dennis Glover
1950s Interior of Pragel's Portable Incubator1950s Interior of Pragel's Portable Incubator
1950s Interior of Pragel's Portable Incubator
1950s
Image from Dennis Glover
1951 Incubator and Nursery Equipment1951 Incubator and Nursery Equipment
1951 Incubator and Nursery Equipment
1951
Image from Joseph Witherspoon
1951 Incubators1951 Incubators
1951 Incubators
In this photo from 1951, incubators in the premature center in Peoria Illinois are shown.
Image from Joseph Witherspoon
1950s Bunn Baby's Haven1950s Bunn Baby's Haven
1950s Bunn Baby's Haven
This ad for the Bunn Baby's Haven appeared in the December 1959 issue of the Inhalation Therapy journal. The Baby's Haven was the first stainless steel incubator.
1955 Armstrong Incubator1955 Armstrong Incubator
1955 Armstrong Incubator
In June 1951, Gordon Armstrong et al applied for a patent for an "explosion proof baby incubator." the patent was awarded on April 19, 1955.
1960s Armstrong Incubator1960s Armstrong Incubator
1960s Armstrong Incubator
This 1960s photo from the archives of OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois in Peoria, Illinois shows staff caring for premature infants in Armstrong incubators.
Image from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois
Incubators without sideportsIncubators without sideports
Incubators without sideports
Some early models of incubators only allowed access to the infant by lifting the lid of the enclosure. This photo from the archives of OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois, shows two incubators with the lids lifted open to allow staff access to the infants.
Image from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois
1960s Neonatal Critical Care Unit1960s Neonatal Critical Care Unit
1960s Neonatal Critical Care Unit
The Neonatal Critical Care Unit in Peoria, Illinois is shown in this 1960s photos from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois.
Image from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois
Exam of PremieExam of Premie
Exam of Premie
This photo from the archives of OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois shows a physician examining a premie in an incubator.
Image from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois
1960s NICU room1960s NICU room
1960s NICU
This 1960s photo shows an early NICU room filled with incubators at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois in Peoria, Illinois.
Image from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois
1960s Transport in Incubators1960s Transport in Incubators
1960s Transport in Incubators
In this 1960s photo from the archives of OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois, the transport by ambulance of two premature infants in portable incubators is shown.
Image from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois
Monitoring the FIO2 of an IsoletteMonitoring the FIO2 of an Isolette
Monitoring the FIO2 of an Isolette
In this early 1970s photo from the archives of OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois in Peoria, Illinois, a staff member in the Neonatal Center is shown monitoring the oxygen concentration in the Isolette.
Image from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois
Monitoring weight in an IsoletteMonitoring weight in an Isolette
Monitoring weight in an Isolette
In this 1970s photo from the archives of OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois, a nurse is shown weighing an infant inside an Isolette.
Image from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois
Nursing Care of PremieNursing Care of Premie
Nursing Care of Premie
In this 1960s photo from the archives of OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois, a nurse provides care to a premie in an Isolette.
Image from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois
Cleaning an IsoletteCleaning an Isolette
Cleaning an Isolette
In this 1970s photo from the archives of OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois, a staff member is shown cleaning an Isolette.
Image from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois
1970 Ohio Transport Incubator1970 Ohio Transport Incubator
1970 Ohio Transport Incubator
This ad for the Ohio Intensive Care Transport Incubator appeared in the December 1970 issue of the INHALATION THERAPY journal.
1982 Isolette1982 Isolette
1982 Isolette
1982
Image from Trudy Watson
1995 Isolette1995 Isolette
1995 Isolette
1995
Image from Karen Schell
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