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Salk, Sabin and the Race Against Polio

Iron lung ward filled with polio patients, Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, California Holy crow, look how many of them there are.

Iron lung in the 1940s and 50's for polio. This was the fate of many who contracted polio. Terrible.

Iron lung in the and for polio. This was the fate of many who contracted polio. (my mother was in an iron lung after she got polio.

Polio treatment- The Iron Lung - A metal chamber, with a sliding base upon which the patient is place, an electrically operated pump, a gauge and a valve are the chief parts of the outfit. The patient is placed on the sliding bed, shoved into the cabinet and the shield tightly locked. A rubber collar, which fits so snugly that almost no air can pass, is adjusted about the patient's neck. A switch is turned, and the cabinet begins its work.

What America Looked Like: Polio Children Paralyzed in Iron Lungs

Polio treatment- The Iron Lung - A metal chamber, with a sliding base upon which the patient is place, an electrically operated pump, a gauge and a valve are the chief parts of the outfit. The patient is placed on the sliding bed, shoved into the cabinet and the shield tightly locked. A rubber collar, which fits so snugly that almost no air can pass, is adjusted about the patient's neck. A switch is turned, and the cabinet begins its work.

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.

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.

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…

July 1931 – John Haven Emerson of Cambridge, Massachusetts perfects the Emerson iron lung just in time for the growing polio epidemic.

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

What America Looked Like: Polio Children Paralyzed in Iron Lungs

1955 - Atlantic Magazine - What America Looked Like: Polio Children Paralyzed in Iron Lungs.Thanks to Jonas Salk, Polio is no longer a threat.IF you get vaccinated!

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.

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

BEFORE POLIO VACCINATION Children in an iron lung before the advent of the polio vaccination, An iron lung is a form of medical ventilator that enables a person to breathe when normal muscle control has been lost.

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!

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.

“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.

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. back-in-the-day

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

Hickory's Miracle-The Polio Hospital That Was Built In Only 54 Hours

Hickory's Miracle-The Polio Hospital That Was Built In Only 54 Hours

Iron lung ward filled with polio patients, Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, California, 1953

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