40+ Weird Old-School Medical Facts
My Iron Lung
You might have heard of the Radiohead song, but not everyone will have understood what it means! Including yours truly, if we’re being honest. The iron lung was a negative pressure ventilator, which helped children to breathe when they had polio or botulism.
It worked by changing the pressure inside the chamber, which helped the kids to breathe. Man, we feel for them. They can’t even play Gameboy in that thing! Even so, the iron lung was much more successful than many other inventions of its time, including our next contraption.
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