In the October issue of Pediatrics, S. K. Bau, et al. record observations that neatly demonstrate the failure of mist tents to deposit fluid in the lungs of their occupants. They conclude, "If in fact mist tents are of therapeutic value in the treatment of cystic fibrosis the benefits must accrue for reasons other than the deposition of fluid in the lung, thinning the mucous secretions and promoting their removal from the airways."

The hypothesis implicit in the use of mist tents is not that they deposit water in the lung.

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