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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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20 Vintage Photos of Iron Lungs for Polio Victims From Between the 1930s and 1950s

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Iron lungs. The polio epidemic. (My mom had polio as a child, a lasting trauma. )

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

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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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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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from The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: Abandoned Asylums Of New England

Abandoned Asylums Of New England Photographed In New Book (PHOTOS)

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Nurses Gertrude Sidow Susan Felchlin trying out a portable iron lung, Seattle, 1940.

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from Mail Online

Locked up and left alone: Photographer captures haunting images of the broken windows, rusted chairs and strange sights inside the abandoned asylums of America

iron lungs from Lakeville State Hospital in Massachusetts I'm so glad these can be abandoned! No more polio!

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