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"We were essentially being shell-shocked by rapid change. That was one of the things you needed science-fiction writers for back in the Sixties, because we could cope with the future."
- Peter Watts

Emergency Treatment Tank (Chamber)  
  A fully enclosed regeneration device.  

It happens to agents all the time; there is a lot of wear and tear on missions.

...And the picture of the tall, gray-haired man... grew slowly through the telepath transmitter into the mind of the small, wiry shape - half restored and covered with irregular patches of new pink skin - in the ship's Emergency Treatment Chamber.

"Back in the tank again, eh?" the Co-ordinator observed critically. "For the second day after a mission, you don't look too bad."

From Agent of Vega, by James Schmitz.
Published by Astounding Science-Fiction in 1949
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Here's another quote, with a slightly different term:

"I like these little extra jobs I get whenever you think of me... After the last two of them, as I recall it," he continued pointedly, "I turned in my final mission report from the emergency treatment tank of my ship..."

And another quote:

However, it wasn't the first time he'd seen a Zone Agent check in from the Emergency Treatment Chamber of his ship, completely enclosed in a block of semisolid protective gel, through which he was being molded, rayed, dosed, drenched, shocked, nourished and psychoed back to health and sanity.

Compare this to the autodoc from Larry Niven's 1970 novel Ringworld and the crechepod from Frank Herberts 1972 novel The Godmakers

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