Iron lung from the 1930s

Iron lung from the 1930s

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Credit: CAROL M. HIGHSMITH ARCHIVE, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Iron lung from the 1930s, museum exhibit. This machine, dating from around 1933, was used by polio victims to allow them to breathe. Polio is a disease that can cause paralysis, sometimes of the muscles used to breathe. Until a polio vaccine became available in 1955, patients were tended in these iron lungs on dedicated hospital wards like the one shown in the photograph in the background (photographed during a 1950s polio epidemic). Photographed in the Mobile Medical Museum, Mobile, Alabama, USA.

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