50 100 and 150 Years Ago; November 1995; Scientific American Magazine; by Staff Editor; 1 Page(s)
NOVEMBER 1945 Miniature oxygen tents for babies born prematurely are now being fabricated from Ethocel sheeting. Still in the experimental stage, the clear plastic tents permit a full view of the tiny patient.
Release of DDT to civilians for general use recently led to a flood of preparations presumably containing this highly effective insecticide but actually too dilute to be useful. Fear is expressed by legitimate insecticide producers that unfortunate experiences with early improper DDT preparations made by unscrupulous persons may prevent its legitimate later use for valuable purposes.