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Reasons for the Use of Carbon Dioxide with Oxygen in the Treatment of Pneumonia.

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By HENDERSON YANDELL. , Ph.D. (New England Jour. of Med.. , 1932; , ccvi:. 151.-155.)

Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(9):1199-1200. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-5-9-1199_2
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The tent method of administering inhalation treatment to pneumonia patients seems to be establishing itself as the best under most circumstances. Intranasal insufflation is generally much less effective in overcoming cyanosis and involves considerable waste of gas. Feverish patents, already experiencing a feeling of suffocation, object to a mask held over the face. Oxygen chambers are expensive and also involve a serious fire hazard. In this article a tent is illustrated which is designed particularly for the administration of a mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide, now generally termed "carbogen". The use of carbon dioxide and oxygen in combination in


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