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What America Looked Like: Polio Children Paralyzed in Iron Lungs

What America Looked Like: Polio Children Paralyzed in Iron Lungs - Brian Resnick - The Atlantic

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Iron lungs sit unused in an abandoned state hospital somewhere in the US. There are a handful of people left in the US who these machines, and now no company will provide parts or service for them. Yet these sit here, and probably still work. http://www.pprg.org/index.php?option=com_content=article=76%3Airon-lung-crisis=35%3Aresource-articles=58

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from art.com

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...

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“Instructing nurses on the use of respirator for a polio patient” 1958. Unknown photographer/location, via National Archives. These iron lungs would soon be obsolete, thanks to Dr. Salk.

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The Serapeum, Egypt examined by members of the Laboratory of Alternative History. The diorite granite of these ancient boxes is perfectly planed and appears machine-cut. Ancient technology and unknown methods at work. Usage unknown.

The Serapeum, Egypt examined by members of the Laboratory of Alternative History. The diorite granite of these ancient boxes is perfectly planed and appears machine-cut. Ancient technology and unknown methods at work. Usage unknown.

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