It’s here!

The replica Iron Lung is finally here!

Comment Icon0 This custom-made Iron Lung was created so that visitors can actually go *inside* an Iron Lung and experience what it felt like to be encased in the bright yellow chamber. Polio victims would have lived like this for weeks- or even years!


It has a bed that slides out, LED lights inside, and a mirror above the head rest. It is modeled after the Emerson respirator at the museum which was built in the early 1950s.

Comment Icon0 The Emerson respirator

Comment Icon0 We hope you can visit the museum for this unique experience. Its sure to be a highlight of any trip to the Rose Melnick Medical Museum!

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