Medicine: Nebulized Hope

One of the greatest dangers to the newborn child is fluid in the lungs or branches of the windpipe. Now, Dr. Samuel F. Ravenel of Greensboro, N. C. reports in the A.M.A. Journal, it is possible "to attack this previously discouraging problem with vigor, enthusiasm and confidence." The reason for Dr. Ravenel's hopefulness is a detergent or "wetting agent" which is nebulized in a croupette or oxygen tent. It thins the viscid, choking material in the tiny patient's passages and lets him breathe.

Now put up in a preparation called Alevaire, the detergent should be just as effective, several doctors believe, in...

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