Polio and the Iron Lung

Comment Icon0 The March of Dimes started in 1938 to help families pay for hospital bills related to polio.

Comment Icon0 This WPIC interview for March of Dimes includes the sound of the iron lung at work and interviews three families affected by polio. The radio show aired on February 23, 1952 on WPIC, a radio station in Sharon, Pennsylvania.

Comment Icon0 Watch this YouTube video to see how the Emerson respirator (or “iron lung”) in our exhibit works.


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  1. Chadwick Garden Says:

    Didn’t mean to sound contentious. I’m glad to see that someone well-schooled in research found some of the same links I did. I think this whole topic is pretty interesting.

    Posted on January 30th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

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