Rubber Lungs for Iron (Feb, 1938)
This is a weird picture. She’s wearing a very short skirt, heels and appears to have a deep sea diver bursting out of her stomach.
Rubber Lungs for Iron
The research laboratories of an Ohio tire company have developed a new respirator, made of rubber, which it is hoped will replace the heavy and uncomfortable “iron lung” now used in medical cases where the patient’s lung muscles have become useless through infantile paralysis or other disease.
Metal Lungs Give Life (Jul, 1938)
Words I never thought I’d say: “Wow, that girl in the Iron Lung looks sexy!”
Metal Lungs Give Life
DEATH stands at the hospital bedside, waiting. Beneath the covers, a gasping youngster rights for breath. He is a’victim of infantile paralysis. Slowly, cruelly, the dreadful fingers of paralysis clutch at the chest muscles which pump the breath of life through his body. Soon those muscles will cease to function and the youngster will cease to breathe.
But death has not reckoned with the mechanical ingenuity of man.
DIY Iron Lung (Jan, 1952)
Should you ever need one, here are detailed instructions on how to make your own
iron wooden lung.
Amazingly, in a later issue they have a little notice saying that due to the huge response the magazine got about this article they were offering a large set of blue prints and templates. I guess a lot of people actually built these.
Emergency Wooden Respirator
Could a life have been saved in your community if a mechanical respirator had been at hand for immediate use? Often just a matter of minutes means the difference between life or death for a little child stricken with polio, or a victim of drowning or a paralyzing accident. Here’s a chance for every community to be ready at little expense for such emergencies. Members of clubs and civic organizations can do a great service by making one of these respirators and placing it in competent hands. Save a life â€” maybe your own.