Polio patients in iron lungs in 1952: Past Imperfect Blog - Smithsonian.com (Photo: Wikipedia)

Salk, Sabin and the Race Against Polio

Polio patients in iron lungs in 1952: Past Imperfect Blog - Smithsonian.com (Photo: Wikipedia)

Polio treatment- The Iron Lung - A metal chamber, with a sliding base upon which the patient is place, an electrically operated pump, a gauge and a valve are the chief parts of the outfit. The patient is placed on the sliding bed, shoved into the cabinet and the shield tightly locked. A rubber collar, which fits so snugly that almost no air can pass, is adjusted about the patient's neck. A switch is turned, and the cabinet begins its work.

What America Looked Like: Polio Children Paralyzed in Iron Lungs

Polio treatment- The Iron Lung - A metal chamber, with a sliding base upon which the patient is place, an electrically operated pump, a gauge and a valve are the chief parts of the outfit. The patient is placed on the sliding bed, shoved into the cabinet and the shield tightly locked. A rubber collar, which fits so snugly that almost no air can pass, is adjusted about the patient's neck. A switch is turned, and the cabinet begins its work.

vintage everyday: 20 Vintage Photos of Iron Lungs for Polio Victims From Between…

vintage everyday: 20 Vintage Photos of Iron Lungs for Polio Victims From Between…

LIFE photograph. children w/ polio in iron lung machine. look at little girl's dolly pinned up next to her...

Nurses at Children's Hospital Tending Young Polio Patients Contained in Iron Lung Room

LIFE photograph. children w/ polio in iron lung machine. look at little girl's dolly pinned up next to her...

Children in an iron lung before the advent of the polio vaccination, 1950

Children in an iron lung before the advent of the polio vaccination, 1950

Fluorescent Palace 'Iron Lung' Photographic Print on Metal Size: 16" H x 24" W x 2" D

Fluorescent Palace 'Iron Lung' Photographic Print on Metal Size: 16" H x 24" W x 2" D

Iron Lung,Canvas Walls,Canvas Art,Lungs,Irons,Photographic Prints,Living Rooms,Wall Art,Size 16

This Day in History:  Iron Lung to help people breathe  that has polio.

This Day in History: Iron Lung to help people breathe that has polio.

Polio epidemics before vaccine - how sad.  I guess we all knew someone who was affected by polio back then.

Polio epidemics before vaccine - how sad. I guess we all knew someone who was affected by polio back then.

How To Cut Glass Bottles - Step by Step Tutorial for Bottle Cutting at Home for DIY Projects and Home Decor Crafts

3 Ways to Cut Glass Bottles

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