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Re: IRON LUNG

Re: IRON LUNG

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Posted by Moonshadow on September 17, 2000 at 00:51:20:

In Reply to: IRON LUNG posted by barticus on September 13, 2000 at 20:47:43:

: Does anyone out there know what the deal is with Iron Lung? Is it a real thing or not? When I am hanging out with my friends and I have an attack, They all rip on me and say I need an Iron Lung. Is it just one of those stupid jokes people always say?

THIS IS NOT A JOKE. You must be fairly young. Before ventilators, if you had severe,
life-threatening, breathing problems, usually from polio, you were put in an iron lung.

This device contracted & expanded the ribcage & acted like a giant respirator.
You would be encased in this thing; it enclosed the entire body with only your head exposed.

Go to one of the search engines; you can find various pictures if you're interested.




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