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June 14, 1932. ODELL 1,863,533
THERMAL TREATMENT APPLICATOR Filed Aug. 8, 1929 .547; J? OdeZZ.
Patented June 14, 1932 UNITED STATES FATE EARL H. ODELL, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS; CARL L. ODELL EXEGUTOE OF SAID EARL H. ODELL, DECEASED THERMAL TREATMENT APPLICATOR Application filed August 8, 1929. Serial No. 384,349.
In the maintenance of any organ or set of organs in the human body, a certain degree of circulatory activity should exist. When such organs seem to become somewhat stagnant or impotent, the only way in which they can be restored or built up to a normal standard is through creating circulatory activity. It is a well known fact that men of all ages who allow stagnation in the circulation especially in the lower abdominal region, are affected to a greater or less extent as regards the proper functioning of their sex organs. Any system which will create circulatory activity will build up the sluggish glands and other organs and cause a very beneficial reaction both in a general physical and nervous way and also as regards the functions of the sex organs.
It is generally understood that a mans reproductive organs have a dual function, one of which is the function of reproduction and the other deals with internal secretions which are poured directly into the blood stream aidingin the functions of different organs and also maintaining a mans pep. It has been found that the best treatment in building up the power of ones own organs is done by creating circulatory activity in the active parts. A mans penis is built largely of erective tissues which become filled with arterial blood under pressure. This supply of blood comes directly to the external part of the penis through the prostate gland and the internal section of the penis. It has been found that by creating an abnormal flow of blood to the external section of the penis the internal section and prostate, together with the cowper and other glands, will be stimulated and built up.
This invention relates to an improved thermal treatment applicator which may be conveniently used by a man for the purpose of providing a treatment which will create a circulatory activity in the reproductive organs.
It is an object of this invention to provide a device of simplified form adapted to be readily used to provide a treatment for stimulating circulatory activity in a mans reproductive organs which may have become stagnant or impotent.
It is also an object of this invention to provide an applicator designed to permit the reproductive organs of a human male to be conveniently subjected to a hot liquid for a selected length of tIme to aid in the circulation of blood in said organs.
It is an important object of this invention to provide a thermal treatment applicator adapted to provide a convenient arrangement whereby the reproductive organs of a human male may be treated by submerging the same in a bath of hot water for a given length of time by the use of an improved container which is provided with an apertured partition to divide the container into a water compartment and into an overflow compartment.
Other and further important objects of this invention will be apparent from the disclosures in the specification and the accompanying drawing.
This invention (in a preferred form) is illustrated in the drawing and hereinafter more fully described.
On the drawing:
Figure l is a perspective view of an improved thermal treatment applicator embodying the principles of this invention.
Figure 2 is an enlarged longitudinal vertical section taken through the thermal treatment applicator on the line IIII of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a transverse section of the device taken on line IIIIII of Figure 2.
As shown on the drawing:
The improved thermal treatment applicator comprises a pan, container or receptacle 1 open at the top and constructed of metal or any other suitable material. Secured transversely within the pan near one end thereof is an upright partition or dividing plate 2, the upper margin of which is provided with a row of apertures or openings 3. The partition 2 divides the interior of the pan into a main or hot water compartment 4 and int-o an auxiliary or overflow compartment 5. The main compartment 4 is adapted to receive a bath of hot water 6 or other suitable heated liquid heated to a temperature preferably as extending downwardly curved portion, said high as a person can stand. Rigidly secured upon the top of each longitudinal side of the pan or container 1 is a rest plate or flange 7 the inner margin of which projects inwardly over both the pan chambers and extends over the top edge of the partition 2. The outer margin of each of the plates 7 is curved downwardly to afford rounded or rolled supports 8 upon which portions of a persons body may be conveniently supported when takin a treatment. The two supporting plates? secured upon the'top of the pan are separated to leave top openingsinto 1ghe main chamber 4 and the overflow cham- To use the improved thermal treatment applicator, a quantity of hot water is deposited in the main chamber 4 with said water being heated to a degree as warm as a person can stand. The applicator is placed upon the floor or upon a suitable table or support and a man to be treated simply lies face downwardly over the applicator so that the testicles and penis are submerged in the hot water. The curved plates or flanges 7 afford a smooth rounded support against which the portions of the body adjacent the reproductive organs may be conveniently supported during the time of treatment. The position of the body at the time a treatment is being taken tends to cause greater relaxation in the genapron providing means to support a human body lying prone across the container.
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eral nervous system and also permits the blood I to more freely enter the parts being treated. When the device is in use the level of the water within the main chamber 4 is naturally raised and to prevent the water from running out over the top of the receptacle the water is permitted to overflow through the outlet apertures 3 into the overflow chamber 5. The duration of a treatment is approximately ten minutes, after which the patient arises and dries himself and then retires. In case a bath is taken the same should be taken before the treatment. The treatment tends to circulate the blood in the reproductive organs and the circulatory stimulation continues after the patient goes to sleep.
It will of course be understood that many details of construction may be varied through a wide range without departing from the principles of this invention, and it is therefore not purposed limiting the patent granted hereon otherwise than necessitated by the scope of the appended claim.
I claim as my invention:
A thermal treatment applicator comprising an elongated shallow container having an apertured partition therein dividing the container into a chamber to receive the fluid of treatment and a chamber for overflow of the fluid, said container having an apron on each side of its opposed longitudinal sides, said apron extending inwardly of the side of the container and also havlng an outwardly