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Parents lived in fear their children would end up in an iron lung.
During his internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Dr. Gold tended to 30 children with polio who were in iron lungs.
The work required substantial research into respirators and iron lungs.
Our 21st-century world has left the iron lung behind.
The iron lung helped people like O’Brien, an artist and writer, breathe after their neuromuscular systems had succumbed to polio.
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