Artificial Respiration Becomes Reality and a Life Saver

October 12, 2011 | posted in: Tech Chronicles | by

Technology that Shapes Our Lives October 12, 1928 The iron lung artificial respirator is successfully used on a young polio sufferer at Children’s Hospital, Boston. The iron lung, originally invented by Philip Drinker, an industrial hygienist, encases a person’s entire body, except for the head, and uses regulated air pressure to help a patient breathe..

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