15 Horrifying Medical Procedures We Used To Think Were A Good Idea

15 Horrifying Medical Procedures We Used To Think Were A Good Idea

15 Horrifying Medical Procedures We Used To Think Were A Good Idea . Thank goodness for the medical advances!

Polio patients in iron lungs in 1952: Past Imperfect Blog. See more at smithsonianmag.com | History | Medicine | Photography | Black and White | Shocking |

Salk, Sabin and the Race Against Polio

Iron lung ward filled with polio patients, Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, California

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

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

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

Nurses Gertrude Sidow and Susan Felchlin trying out a portable iron lung, Seattle, 1940 :: Museum of History and Industry

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

In the early century, polio was one of the most feared diseases in industrialized countries, paralysing hundreds of thousands of childr.

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

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.

Teaching doll showing an iron lung, England, 1930-1950 This plastic doll in its own model iron lung was made in order to show child polio patients and their family the treatment the child would receive.  The teaching doll was used at the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital in Alton, Hampshire, England. Founded in 1908 Credits: Science Museum London

Teaching doll showing an iron lung, England, This plastic doll in its own model iron lung was made in order to show child polio patients and their family the treatment the child would receive.

Rows of irons lungs filled hospital wards at the height of the polio outbreaks of the 1940s and 1950s. Polio vaccination programs have virtually eradicated new cases of poliomyelitis in the United States. Because of this, and also the development of modern ventilators and widespread use of tracheal intubation and tracheotomy, the iron lung has virtually disappeared from modern medicine. For example, in 1959, there were 1,200 people using tank respirators in the United States, but by 2004…

Iron lung CDC - History of poliomyelitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

Hansel Mieth - Nurses tending young Polio patients lying on 4 beds w. their bodies contained inside iron lung room w. rising & falling air pressure causing their lungs to compress & expand, which was.

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

What America Looked Like: Polio Children Paralyzed in Iron Lungs

pinner writes: Iron Lung for polio victems, we used to see a lot of these in old TV shows I actually saw some patients in iron lungs post-polio epidemic when a student nurse.

Instructing nurses on the use of respirator for a polio patient, May 23, 1958.  It was called an iron lung.

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

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

Medical personnel tend to polio victims in an iron lung ward during a epidemic in Boston.

11/20/17 The Last of the Iron Lungs  Martha Lillard spends half of every day with her body encapsulated in a half-century old machine that forces her to breathe. Only her head sticks out of the end of the  antique iron lung. On the other end, a motorized lever pulls the leather bellows, creating negative pressure that induces her lungs to suck in air.

The Last of the Iron Lungs

The Last of the Iron Lungs This fall, I met three polio survivors who depend on iron lungs.

Custom built iron lung -- the home-made wooden box was made by hospital engineers at Lansdowne Hospital in Cardiff, Wales, in the 1940s. It wss used until the late 1950s when the hospital purchased a newer and more technologically advanced model.

Custom built iron lung -- the home-made wooden box was made by hospital engineers at Lansdowne Hospital in Cardiff, Wales, in the It wss used until the late when the hospital purchased a newer and more technologically advanced model.

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