Medicine: Tank Hospital

At the eastern boundary of Cleveland, conspicuously painted with glistening aluminum, stands one of the strangest hospitals on earth. The main building is a steel sphere 64 ft. in diameter, the height of a five-story apartment house. At the base, like garden slugs under a puff ball, are two horizontal steel tanks the size of bungalows. All three structures are built to withstand the force of compressed air in which Dr. Orval James Cunningham, the designer, has his patients live.

Dr. Cunningham, 54, originally from Kansas City, believes that organisms which live...

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