In hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a patient breathes almost pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube.
By bringing more oxygen into the bloodstream, the treatment is thought to enhance healing for people with a number of conditions.
A diver who ascends too quickly to the surface can end up in the decompression chamber.
As long ago as 1662, a British clergyman and physician called Henshaw built the first hyperbaric chamber, a sealed room with a series of bellows and valves.
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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is known as a cure for SCUBA divers with decompression illness, but it can be used for other conditions. Find out more.