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Children Using Nebulizers at the Children's Asthma Research Institute and Hospital, between 1957-1973

Identifier: B089.12.0020.0004.00001


A group of children using bronchodilator nebulizers for the treatment of asthma at the Children's Asthma Research Institute and Hospital. The National Asthma Center's history began in 1907 as the Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children, which was a refuge for lower-income children whose parents were being treated for tuberculosis, or had passed away from tuberculosis. In 1928 the institution changed names to the National Home for Jewish Children in Denver. In 1953, the name changed to the Jewish National Home for Asthmatic Children at Denver and the institution became a treatment center for children with asthma. In 1957, the name changed again, to the Children's Asthma Research Institute and Hospital (CARIH). In 1973, the name National Asthma Center was adopted and in 1978 the National Asthma Center merged with the National Jewish Health Hospital and Research Center to become the National Jewish Health Hospital/National Asthma Center (NJH/NAC).


  • between 1957-1973

Language of Materials

From the Collection: The collection is primarily in English, but there is some material in Hebrew and Yiddish.

Rights and Usage Statement

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1 items (photograph)

Scope and Contents

From the Series: This series contains photographs and slides.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

8 x 10 inches black and white


Donated as part of the National Asthma Center Records.


Title supplied by archivist.

Inscription and Marks

Notes attached to bottom of photograph: ''''Having a neb.'' Children make use of bronchodilator nebulizers affectionately called ''nebs,'' to help them recover at the first sign of a breath-robbing asthma attack. It is not unusual for a youngster in the middle of a football game, to run to the sidelines and ''have a neb.'' Last fall a group of healthy youngsters, competing against C.A.R.I.H.'s championship Young American Football League team, were perplexed by the ''nebs'' -- and wondered aloud if ''them kids have a secret that we don't.''


Repository Details

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