July 24, 2024

How iron lungs work: Life-saving contraption devised in the 1920s saved the lives of thousands of polio victims – and had to be repaired by mechanics

The contraption used by Paul Alexander (pictured) saw him lay flat on his back, with his head resting on a pillow and body encased in the metal cylinder.The contraption used by Paul Alexander (pictured) saw him lay flat on his back, with his head resting on a pillow and body encased in the metal cylinder.Read MoreHealth News | Mail Online

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