Patient in an Iron Lung

Patient in an Iron Lung

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Caption: Patient in an iron lung, Rhode Island, USA. Invented by Harvard medical researcher, Philip Drinker and Louis Agassiz Shaw in 1927, the iron lung was first used to assist polio sufferers with chest paralysis.

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