The chief danger of caisson work is the "bends," or "caisson disease."
Mr. Howe could have said without being dogmatic that a man thus transported would die of what is known as Caisson disease.
The griping pains that accompany the "Caisson Disease" are excruciating.
If the decompression is not properly effected, the diver will suffer agonies and even death from the so-called "Caisson Disease."
The decompression was complete and he suffered no symptoms of the "Caisson Disease."