iron lung

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respirator that produces alternations in air pressure in a chamber surrounding a patient's chest to force air into and out of the lungs thus providing artificial respiration

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Dianne Odell, the nation's longest-living polio survivor in an iron lung, will celebrate her 60th birthday with a party/fundraiser on Saturday, Feb.
In Helen Hunt's latest film, The Sessions, she plays a sex surrogate who is put in touch with a man in an iron lung, played by John Hawkes, who wants to lose his virginity.
The Thanks For Life display, which starts today, outlines the history of polio and includes an iron lung used at Darlington Hospital in the 1950s.
A languid Lucky was spine-tingling, My Iron Lung simmered with ferocity while Karma Police was simply gorgeous, with the crowd taking over to sing the haunting refrain back at Thom.
Many classics were aired including rare outings for Let Down and Bones, while My Iron Lung, 2+2=5, Everything In It's Right Place and Idioteque were greeted with screaming howls of worship.
It's how you imagine an iron lung should sound and, after a brief wander, you will want to get out.
1915 - British nurse Edith Cavell was executed as a spy by German firing squad1928 - The world's first iron lung was used at Boston Children's Hospital.
Smith-Clarke's redesign of the iron lung respirator pioneered modern anaesthetic machines in operating theatres.
I was fortunate that I didn't have to be in an iron lung like a lot of other people,'' Lovio said.
The Bends, Exit Music, Street Spirit, Just, new track Optimistic and Iron Lung were all superb, Yorke only pausing in between to announce repeatedly 'This one goes like this.
Poet and journalist Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) has been forced to spend most of his days in an iron lung after a childhood bout of polio.
The man in question is poet and journalist Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes), who's been forced to spend much of his days in an iron lung after a childhood bout of polio.
The display will include an iron lung, loaned by Beamish Museum, which was last used in the treatment of the disease in Darlington Hospital in the 1950s.
His breathing muscles were destroyed and he was placed in an artificial breathing device called an iron lung, spending 24 hours a day in the metal breathing machine.
The only treatment was to be encased in a coffin like iron lung then, if the victims recovered, they would have to be fitted with callipers, or like American President and polio sufferer Fanklin Delano Roosevelt (right) be confined to wheelchairs.