Patient in respirator, with nurse

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Item Description

  • A patient lies in an early tank respirator, often referred to as an "iron lung." Respirators were used primarily as treatment for polio. The first tank respirator, credited to Philip Drinker and Louis Shaw, was developed in 1929.
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  • cln00014
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