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The Last of the Iron Lungs
In 2013, the Post-Polio Health International (PHI) organizations estimated that there were six to eight iron lung users in the United States. Now, PHI executive director Brian Tiburzi says he doesn’t know anyone alive still using the negative-pressure ventilators. This fall, I met three polio survivors who depend on iron lungs. They are among the last few, possibly the last three.
gizmodo  health  history  medicine  ironlungs  polio 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden

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